Thursday, December 4, 2014

Spiller 'like a kid in a candy store' back at practice


It's been almost two months since running back C.J. Spiller joined his teammates at practice. Wednesday, he was pretty excited about his return to the field.

"Just cutting, I haven’t done that in about a month and a half so just cutting, going out with the backs, holding the football again, putting the helmet back on, so it was like a little kid in a candy store today for me," Spiller said via "So, I thought today was a successful day for me."

It was the first day the 27-year-old was technically permitted to return following his collarbone injury, and his level of participation should have the Bills optimistic that he's on track to return against the Raiders in Week 16. 

That's weeks away though, and coach Doug Marrone says he and his staff are taking things as they come with the former Pro Bowler's rehab.

"We’re way ahead of schedule on that one," Marrone told reporters Wednesday. "We’re two weeks away for him to even have a chance to play. He’s just out there, which is a good sign. We’ll just take it as we go."

In the meantime, veteran Fred Jackson, who's increased his role the past three weeks while improving from his groin injury, will continue to see the bulk of the Bills' backfield work.

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