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Bills RB C.J. Spiller A “Long Shot” To Play In Week 4

Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com writes that RB C.J. Spiller is still a “long shot” to play in Sunday’s game against the Patriots.

I haven’t sat down with the trainers yet and they haven’t given me the game plan for what today holds,” said Spiller prior to joining his teammates for Thursday’s practice. ”Whatever it is I’m going to do it to the best of my ability and see how it feels.”

Joe Buscaglia tweets Spiller and Fred Jackson were able to practice on Thursday.

Of the two players, it still seems as though Jackson is more likely to play in this week’s game, but the Bills will almost certainly use Tashard Choice throughout the game.

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Pro Football Talk‘s Mike Florio reports that Bills RB C.J. Spiller is “healing faster than expected,” and even has a shot of returning to the practice at some point this week.

Spiller’s dealing with a shoulder injury, but it appears as though the injury is not as bad as it was initially believed to be. Buffalo was received good news regarding injuries to their running backs, seeing as Fred Jackson is also healing faster than expected. The Bills will probably be cautious and hold Spiller out of action this weekend.

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ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter is reporting that Bills running back C.J. Spiller did not break his collarbone, but there’s a belief that he did damage his shoulder joint in the team’s 24-14 victory over the Browns.

“Bills RB C.J. Spiller is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his left shoulder Monday, however his collarbone is intact and doctors do not believe he will be sidelined much beyond next week. The belief is he sprained a shoulder joint,” writes Schefter.

During Bills head coach Chan Gailey’s post game press conference yesterday, Gailey announced that Spiller will be out for next week’s game. Although his rehab has been going well, it is still hard to assume that Fred Jackson will be able to play for the Bills next week as they take on the Patriots. Look for Tashard Choice to at least see a solid portion of the team’s workload next weekend.