It's quite possible that the acquisition of Darren Sproles was 'Plan B.'

According to a report, the Eagles inquired about Buffalo Bills running back CJ Spiller.

The story, written by Geoff Mosher, cites two league sources familiar with the situation.

Talks never intensified, as the Bills weren't interested in moving Spiller so an offer was never made.

The interest in Spiller is intriguing for two reasons:

  1. The Eagles were obviously looking for a dynamic, speedy skill player in anticipation of moving disgruntled wide receiver DeSean Jackson.
  2. With Spiller being more of a running threat than Sproles, should LeSean McCoy be worried about his future?

It's no secret that McCoy had his best year of his career under the run first coach in Chip Kelly, but why would the Eagles be interested in a Pro Bowl running back when they already have one?

The Eagles were still able to upgrade their backfield by acquiring Sproles for just a fifth round pick. Sproles is sure to be a compliment to McCoy with his ability to catch balls out of the backfield and even help out in the return game.