C.J. Spiller to be Buffalo Bills' lead kick returner


In an effort to get as many snaps as possible out of his most dynamic playmakers, Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone confirmed Wednesday he will deploy C.J. Spiller as the team's lead kick returner.

The running back hasn't returned a kick since 2011 and battled injuries last season. However, Marrone doesn't believe it's a risk to get the shifty runner on the field for kick returns.

"I look at it as how many guys have been injured returning the football compared to people injured with the ball being handed off to them," said Marrone, per the team's official website.

"I don't view it as much of a risk as some people would. I could understand why people could see that because of the distance and the way people are running down the field. But again I don't look at it that way. As much as we can get our playmakers out there whether it be punt returns or kickoff returns we have to make sure we explore that."

It makes sense to try to get the most out of the return game. With an offense resembling a rusted out Mustang, the Bills must try any means necessary to start EJ Manuel as close to scoring as possible.

The move also indicates that veteran Fred Jackson will still get a large portion of the carries, much to the chagrin of frustrated Fantasy Football fans.

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