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Saints News, 9/17/15: C.J. Spiller Returns to Practice on Limited Basis

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From Mike Triplett at ESPN.com: C.J. Spiller was back on the practice field for the first time in a month Wednesday, which suggests there is a chance he could play in the New Orleans Saints' home opener Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Spiller was limited in team drills while practicing for the first time since he underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Aug. 14. Originally the team had targeted a Week 1 return, but he wound up missing almost exactly one month.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">ICYMI: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a>&#39; C.J. Spiller returns to practice on limited basis <a href="http://t.co/sJLuzhGJeD">http://t.co/sJLuzhGJeD</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/644495385768013824">September 17, 2015</a></blockquote>

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