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Spiller Sits Atop Bills RB Depth Chart

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It may not carry great significance; then again, it might. The Buffalo Bills have listed rookie C.J. Spiller at the top of their running back depth chart in their game release for Sunday's Week 1 matchup against Miami - which will also be Spiller's NFL debut.

As notes, the depth chart is deemed "unofficial" by the club. Furthermore, veterans Fred Jackson and Marshawn Lynch are both listed as second-teamers; Jackson may only be there due to his ongoing recovery from a preseason hand injury. We've always known that Spiller's role would be significant - in fact, it's looking likely that he'll be the focal point of the offense - but "starter" was not a term we ever really applied to the electric rookie.

Spiller is also the first-team kick returner - Jackson and Lynch show up there, too, along with Leodis McKelvin and Donald Jones - and the backup punt returner (Roscoe Parrish).

In the end, this probably doesn't mean much. Spiller was always going to play a lot, and his being atop an unofficial depth chart shouldn't diminish the roles that Jackson and Lynch are likely to get, either. Still, the Bills aren't being shy with Spiller; he's front and center in virtually every way imaginable. Just add this one to the growing list.