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Nix Feels RB C.J. Spiller Can Be Workhorse

For the first year and a half of his NFL career, Bills running back C.J. Spiller was used mostly as a third-down back.

The team would split him out wide and try to use his speed as a receiver since he hadn’t shown the ability to carry an offense. That was until Fred Jackson broke his leg in week 11 at Miami.

From there on, Spiller averaged 18 touches and 105 yards per game. So it’s no surprise that Bills general manager Buddy Nix said Monday that he thinks Spiller can be a workhorse back. “Everyone’s been surprised, I guess, about C.J. except us,” Nix said.

“We always knew what we had. The opportunity is what he needed, and he got it when Fred got hurt. I’m one of the few who thinks C.J. can run inside and be a workhorse kind of back. I think he can run inside the tackles. He’s stronger than you think he is.”


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