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Green Bay Packers are still looking for a talented running back, according to ESPN that free agent running back C.J.Spiller visited Green Bay on Tuesday.
The Packers have an open roster spot and a need for backfield depth after recently waiving third running back Jhurell Pressley.
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New Orleans Saints released Spiller after week one game because of his health problems. Spiller had previously completed a four-year, $16 million contract with the Saints in 2015, but he had just held 70 balls in the past 13 games.
The Packers’ Eddie Lacy and James Starks were both failed to impress during the games for a variety of reasons, especially in ground attack. Although Spiller is not a reliable running back, he performed well in catching, had completed 192 catches during 83 games of his career.
Slowed by injuries, though, Spiller hasn’t been the same since, averaging 4.25 yards on 316 carries over the past three seasons.
If the Packers end up signing Spiller, he will be used as a satellite back to complement Eddie Lacy and James Starks.
New Orleans Saints will bring back a familiar player.
They will sign veteran offensive guard Jahri Evans.
The team’s coach Sean Payton hinted the signing decision on Wednesday, he said re-signed the team long-term starting Evans is “a realistic possibility”.
Evans, the 2006 rookie, only missed starting seven games during his ten seasons in the Saints. He was released after refused to accept a pay cut.
Evans joined the Seattle Seahawks this offseason but was finally laid off, he will immediately get the Saints starting position. Saints will continue to adjust the offensive line before the season opener against the Oakland Raiders.