The Philadelphia Eagles have one of the NFL’s best backfields, but it could have been legendary.
The Eagles contacted the Buffalo Bills, hoping to trade for running back C.J. Spiller, before acquiring Darren Sproles from the New Orleans Saints, two league sources told CSNPhilly.com’s Geoff Mosher on Monday.
The Eagles’ interest in trading for Spiller is another sign that they were preparing for life without wide receiver DeSean Jackson before the team released him March 28.
The Eagles gave up just a fifth-round draft pick for Sproles, who will be paired with incumbent starter LeSean McCoy, on March 13. Spiller’s price tag likely would have been much higher.