After being inactive for the Saints in Week 1, running back C.J. Spiller is reportedly looking for a new team.
Being a healthy scratch for the first regular season game this past Sunday was not a good sign for C.J. Spiller.
It now makes even more sense, as the New Orleans Saints have reportedly cut the back after a little over one year in the Big Easy.
Spiller was brought in by the Saints before the 2015 season on a four-year, $16 million deal and was mightily disappointing. He averaged just 3.1 yards per carry on 36 attempts. He also accumulated 236 yards receiving along with two touchdowns. The move shows that the Saints are confident in their depth at running back. Mark Ingram is the starter, Tim Hightower is backing him up, and Travaris Cadet did a great job in Week 1.
The group features a little something for everyone the story said. At this point, it's too early to say which way the Saints will go. Injury and attrition could solve the problem before final cuts. But if everything remains the same, the Saints are going to have a difficult decision to make at running back. This is only speculation on our part, but Cadet, Spiller and Murphy seem to be the same type of back and it's likely the team won't keep all three. Hightower would seem to be a lock as a reliable backup to Ingram, proving that last year.
Jul 29, 2016 · 6:08 PM EDT
New Orleans Saints running back C.J. Spiller hardly practiced on Day 2 of training camp at The Greenbrier, but he and coach Sean Payton said there's no reason to worry.
"You're going to see that take place with a few of the other veteran guys," Payton said after Friday's practice. "He'll go again tomorrow. We're just being smart with a couple veteran guys."