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C.J. Spiller to sign with the New Orleans Saints

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The final shoe to drop in the exodus of C.J. Spiller was the destination, and now we know where he's headed: to New Orleans.

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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.

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.