The New Orleans Saints recently released veteran running back C.J. Spiller and opted to absorb the remained of his salary. According to the latest NFL rumors, the Los Angeles Rams could end up signing Spiller to provide a much-needed spark in their offense.
In a recent conference call, Saints head coach explained the reason why they released Spiller, who signed four-year, $16 million deal last in 2015. He noted that the team needed a cornerback due to the injury to Delvin Breaux and had to make room for free agent CB, B.W. Webb.
“It didn’t have to be done by the first game of the regular season, his salary was guaranteed, this was more about was there a potential trade partner? And then, obviously, the urgency changed when we had the injury to Delvin Breaux,” Payton said, via NOLA.com.
NFL rumors imply that C.J. Spiller will not be jobless for a long period since he is still a good player and there are teams interested in him. According to Timothy Downs of The Inquisitr, one of the possible destinations for the 29-year-old RB is the Los Angeles Rams.
“Let’s be honest, the Los Angeles Rams were absolutely abysmal on Monday night against San Francisco and could use all the help they can get on offense. Todd Gurley can’t do it all himself and Benny Cunningham being Gurley’s backup isn’t exactly cemented in stone,” Downs noted.
The Rams were the only NFL team that did not score in Week 1 as they lost 28-0. Their offense was abysmal and disappointing. They really need someone who can help Todd Gurley and C.J. Spiller might be the answer.
Nevertheless, it should be noted that these are just NFL rumors at the moment. Spiller has been linked with other teams such as the Washington Redskins, Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars.
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