The Green Bay Packers continue to seek out ways to improve their struggling offense. That includes digging through free agency for useful players. According to ESPN's Adam Caplan, the Packers plan to meet with running back C.J. Spiller Tuesday.
Spiller started the season with the New Orleans Saints, though the team left him inactive for its Week 1 tilt with the Oakland Raiders. The Saints released the veteran tailback three days later, ending his run in the Big Easy after just 18 months and 13 total game appearances.
Prior to New Orleans, Spiller spent five years with Buffalo Bills. During that time, he established himself as one of the league's most explosive running backs, twice averaging over 5 yards per carry.
After releasing running back Jhurell Pressley prior to Week 2, the Packers have one vacant spot on their 53-man roster. With only Eddie Lacy, James Starks and Aaron Ripkowski in the backfield, the versatile Spiller could become a worthwhile addition. His receiving skills could also reduce the amount of snaps Randall Cobb receives at running back.
In six seasons, Spiller has amassed 4,867 yards from scrimmage and 20 total touchdowns. His best season came with the Bills in 2012 when he gained 1,244 yards and six touchdowns on 207 carries (6.0 average) while putting up another 459 yards and two scores as a receiver. Spiller earned his first and thus far only Pro Bowl nod that season.