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Report: Eagles made a run at C.J. Spiller

4/14/2014

The Philadelphia Eagles recently bolstered their roster with the acquisition of Darren Sproles from the New Orleans Saints.

Before the deal for Sproles came to fruition, the Eagles attempted to pick up Pro Bowl running back C.J. Spiller from the Buffalo Bills, according to sources cited by CSNPhilly.com.

But the deal never materialized into an actual offer, so the Eagles moved ahead and wound up with Sproles.

Spiller, a former standout at Clemson, was the ninth overall selection in the 2010 NFL draft.

The 26-year-old Spiller rushed for 933 yards and had another 185 yards receiving last season. He has 3,021 total yards rushing and 12 touchdowns in four seasons with the Bills.

The Eagles ultimately went with Sproles, who has the ability to run the ball, catch passes out of the backfield and return punts and kickoffs. Sproles has five career return touchdowns -- three on punts and two on kickoffs.