The C.J. Spiller era is over in Buffalo.
With the Buffalo Bills set to trade linebacker Kiko Alonso to the Philadelphia Eagles for running back LeSean McCoy, there is no room for Spiller, who will hit the free-agent market next week for the first time in his career.
Appearing on NFL Network shortly after news of the trade broke Tuesday evening, Spiller closed the door on any return to the Bills.
"Management called me and told me that they were [trading for McCoy] and pretty much giving me a thank you for your service," he said. "I feel still the same. Nothing's changed. The game plan is still the same. The only thing is that I won't be returning to Buffalo."
Spiller hadn't yet ruled out coming back to the Bills before the trade.
"I did [wish] have a chance, hoping I could return there," he said. "Very few guys get to play their whole careers with one team. But unfortunately that don't happen in this business, and I found out today that that don't happen in this business."
With the Eagles now down their top running back, Spiller offered his services to the Eagles.
"I'm pretty sure that Chip [Kelly] has my agent's phone number," he said, smiling. "I'm pretty sure that we might have to make a call over there."