Might the Falcons target Spiller?

Could the Falcons be interested in free agent C.J. Spiller?

Tuesday’s big news that LeSean McCoy was traded from the Eagles to the Bills could have an impact on the Falcons. It at least will create a question regarding one of Atlanta’s primary needs this offseason.

With McCoy headed to Buffalo, it all but guarantees that Bills’ free agent running back C.J. Spiller will leave for another team. Could the Falcons be interested in the former Clemson Tiger?

Spiller, who will turn 28 on August 5, is 5-11 and weighs 200 pounds. He has rushed for 3,321 yards in his five NFL seasons. Last year Spiller played in nine games and had 300 yards rushing and 125 receiving yards. He broke his collarbone in mid-October and missed a big chunk of the season.

Spiller’s best season was in 2012 when he rushed for 1,244 yards and had 459 receiving yards. He followed that up with 927 rushing yards in 2013.

Some have speculated the Eagles might be interested in Spiller now that McCoy is gone.

The Falcons have been linked to Baltimore free agent Justin Forsett. Atlanta released Steven Jackson last week and as of now second-year player Devonta Freeman is the only running back on the roster.

So Spiller could be a free agent the Falcons talk with as free agency gets cranking in the next few days.

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