As the Buffalo Bills re-tooled their running back corps with last week's acquisition of LeSean McCoy, it quickly became evident that C.J. Spiller was finished in Buffalo after five seasons. That chapter of his career is now officially closed, with Spiller agreeing to terms on a deal with the New Orleans Saints, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Saints reached agreement with former Bills RB CJ Spiller. Saints backfield getting crowded: Spiller, Mark Ingram, Khiry Robinson.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2015
Terms of the deal have not yet been made available. Naturally, we're a bit curious to see if Spiller exceeded the $4.5 million annual figure that he reportedly turned down from the Bills.
Spiller, who turns 28 in August, becomes the latest speed back to work for Sean Payton, following in the footsteps of players like Reggie Bush and Darren Sproles. In his five-year career, Spiller has accumulated 3,321 rushing yards (at 5.0 yards per carry), 1,195 receiving yards, 1,765 return yards, and 20 total touchdowns.
Meanwhile, the Bills are working to secure the services of free agent receiver Percy Harvin, who would add a lot of the speed and versatility that Spiller offered back into Buffalo's offense.