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Saints News, 3/13/15 - Report: Strong Mutual Interest Exists Between Saints & C.J. Spiller

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From Mike Florio at With DeMarco Murray joining the Eagles, the next big-name tailback to watch becomes C.J. Spiller. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, strong mutual interests exists between Spiller and the New Orleans Saints. Spiller would be a great fit in the New Orleans offense, possibly filling the role that remains as a practical matter vacant after the 2014 trade of Darren Sproles to the Eagles. If/when a deal is done, that will be the most interesting aspect of the Spiller joining the Saints. As noted last Saturday, the role envisioned for Spiller will dictate his compensation — which means that his compensation will shed plenty of light on his anticipated role.

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