With Roscoe Parrish on injured reserve, don’t look for C.J. Spiller to help fill the void in the slot on offense.
Head coach Chan Gailey was asked if Spiller could see more time in the slot with Parrish done for the season, but sounded as if he’s leaning against that for now.
“They have similar (abilities), but C.J. was unlike some other guys,” said Gailey. “He was a running back that caught some balls rather than a receiver that ran out and ran routes and stuff like that. He doesn’t have that route-running experience right now. Now to say he won’t get it at some point in time, he could, and that would change our outlook on things. But right now that’s not what he is.”
Rookie David Nelson and Donald Jones are expected to work together to replace the production of Parrish in the slot role.
“We’ll try our best with Donald Jones and David Nelson and let them both play and let them create what input they can and hopefully they’ll step up,” said Gailey. “Roscoe did a nice job of stepping up while he had the opportunity and now it’s a chance for somebody else.”
Spiller’s role out of the backfield however, is expected to methodically increase as the second half of the season wears on.
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