Former first round pick C.J. Spiller is out in Buffalo (once free agency starts) and former Eagles rusher LeSean McCoy is in. So could the two running backs end up swapping cities?
It seems possible. The Eagles reportedly tried to trade for Spiller last offseason before "settling" on Darren Sproles. Philadelphia clearly has some level of interest in him.
The feeling might be mutual. Spiller appeared on NFL Total Access on Tuesday night as the Eagles-Bills trade was going down. The crew asked him about the possibility of playing for the Eagles. Here's what he had to say:
"You know what, I’m pretty sure that Chip [Kelly] has my agent’s phone number, so I’m pretty sure we might have to make a call over there."
But does he fit the Eagles offense?
"I’ve never been in that type of system before but I don’t think I’d have a problem adjusting to anything."
The Eagles need a running back to replace McCoy's production and Spiller is one of the top free agent rushers on the market. Since being drafted No. 9 overall in the 2010 NFL Draft, Spiller has started 36 games for Buffalo in 70 total appearances. He's rushed for 3,321 yards and 12 touchdowns on 668 attempts for an average of 5.0 yards per carry. He's also recorded 158 receptions for 1,195 yards and six scores. Spiller is also a capable punt and kick returner with career averages of 12.1 and 24.4, respectively.
Spiller isn't without concerns. He's fumbled 17 times over five seasons. He's also dealt with numerous injury issues, including a broken collarbone in 2014.
The Eagles have already been rumored to have interest in Mark Ingram. Spiller will be another name to keep an eye on.