ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Buffalo Bills have signed running back Phillip Tanner and placed CJ Spiller on the reserve/injured, designated for return list.
Former Dallas Cowboy Phillip Tanner, from Middle Tennessee State, played with quarterback Kyle Orton on the Cowboys offense in 2012 and 2013.
Spiller had surgery Monday to repair an injury to his collarbone. Co-starter Fred Jackson also suffered an injury in Sunday’s game. He could miss up to four weeks with a groin injury.
Spiller used Twitter to release a statement to fans Tuesday. Spiller thanks family and friends for their prayers, and said he has faith the team (the Bills) will be in playoffs contention. He said he will be rooting for the Bills on Sunday, and is sure Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown will be ready to go on Sunday.
The Bills play at the New York Jets (1-6) on Sunday before entering their bye week off.