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C.J. Spiller rebuffs trade talk amid less snaps for Bills

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The Buffalo Bills have not played C.J. Spiller, their second-most dynamic player behind Sammy Watkins, in more than half the team's snaps once this season.

And the former first-round pick's snaps are dwindling to the point where trade speculation is more prevalent than ever.

After Sunday's loss to the Patriots, during which Spiller played just 12 of the team's 69 offensive snaps, he was asked about his thoughts on possibly being dealt.

"This organization is going to do what's best for the organization to be in position to win ball games and win championships," Spiller told The Buffalo News. "I want to be involved in that, be a part of that here at Buffalo, but if this organization decides to go in a different direction, I won't have any bad feelings at all. That's part of the business. I want to be a Bill."

Spiller isn't the only Buffalo running back with surprising usage this season. Bryce Brown, whom the Bills acquired from the Eagles for a fourth-round pick in the offseason, has yet to even see the field. 

"I expected to play and I expected to play right away," Brown said Thursday, via ESPN. "I still expected to play right away after preseason. But, me not playing and inactive was a surprise. I didn't expect that."

The market for Spiller would be interesting, especially since plenty of contenders could use a second running back or a significant upgrade at their primary slot. The compensation might be less enticing for Buffalo. Spiller is 27, and despite his low mileage, wouldn't draw anywhere near the kind of return that Trent Richardson did last season when he was traded to the Colts for a first-round pick.

Still, Buffalo might have its eye on the future, and if Spiller isn't going to be a part of it, the Bills might as well sell high.

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