At least for the short term, running back CJ Spiller has a new position on the Buffalo Bills.
Spiller, the Bills’ first-round pick in the 2010 draft, played wide receiver in Sunday’s 27-24 loss to the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. That’s where he’ll stay for now, according to coach Chan Gailey.
“He did a very good job. I can see that being his role for the short term,” Gailey said.
Spiller caught five passes for 39 yards against the Giants. The Bills are without No. 2 receiver Donald Jones until at least mid November because of a high ankle sprain.
“He’s got good hands. He catches the ball when you throw it to him. He’s tough, because he’s fast and they’ve got to respect his speed,” quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick said of Spiller. “He did some good stuff. He’s going to add some versatility. With Donald out being out, we had to throw him out there and I think he surprised some people with how well he handled it.”
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