Seattle signs veteran running back C.J. Spiller
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks said Wednesday they have signed veteran running back C.J. Spiller. The move comes with the team running out of depth at running back.
Seattle coach Pete Carroll later confirmed the intent to sign Spiller in a conference call with New York media, and then the Seahawks officially announced the signing Wednesday afternoon. Seattle released running back Terrence Magee from its 53-man roster to clear a spot for Spiller.
Spiller was released by New Orleans on Sept. 13 after being inactive in Week 1. Spiller rushed for only 112 yards in very limited opportunities with the Saints last season. Spiller’s best season came in 2012 with Buffalo when he rushed for 1,244 yards and six touchdowns for the Bills.
Seattle has been thinned at running back because of injuries to Thomas Rawls (shin) and C.J. Prosise (hand).