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C.J. Spiller’s role in the Bills offense – full-time wide receiver?

My Marcus Allen comparisons for the former Clemson legend will have to be put on the back burner, for now.

With Donald Jones and Roscoe Parrish sidelined, the Bills are looking for playmakers for quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to target, accompanying Stevie Johnson and David Nelson at wide receiver.

It looks like after Sunday’s game against the Giants, second-year man C.J. Spiller could be what the team is looking for at the position.

Spiller, who caught five passes on five targets for 39 yards versus the in-state rivals, appears to be headed to a full-time role at wide receiver – at least for the time being, until Jones returns from injury.

Undrafted rookie free agent, Buffalo product Naaman Roosevelt, will also add to Fitzpatrick’s weaponry, as evidenced by his only snag in Week six; a 60-yard catch and run touchdown.

With that said, has Spiller’s growth as a runner at the pro level led him to being strictly utilized as only a pass catcher?  Sure, Fred Jackson is tearing it up in the ground department as a worthy MVP candidate, however, are the Bills stunting the Clemson product’s growth as a running back by halting his carries?

Chan Gailey: With Jones out until mid-November with a high ankle sprain, the Bills head coach had this to say about Spiller’s current role – “He did a very good job, and I can see that being his role here for the short term,” Gailey said.


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