Spiller signed a contract with the Chiefs on Friday. Though he's just 29 years old, the former No. 9 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft has settled into the journeyman phase of his career since his breakout 2012 campaign with the Bills, during which he picked up a career-high 1,244 yards on 6.0 yards per carry. Following his exit from Buffalo after the 2014 season, Spiller has had abbreviated stints with the Saints, Seahawks and Jets, finding little success at any stop. The Chiefs will likely bring Spiller to training camp with the hope that he can still offer some value as a third-down back or returner, but even if he's able to win a spot on the 53-man roster, he likely won't see enough touches to approach fantasy relevance in most leagues.
Spiller was waived by the Jets on Tuesday, Eric Allen of the team's official site reports. Spiller was signed by the Jets a little over a month ago, but failed to make an impact in the offense, rushing the ball three times and recording one reception in four games. The veteran will now look to join his fourth team this season as the Jets will rely on Matt Forte and Bilal Powell to close out the year.
Spiller rushed once for four yards and returned three kickoffs for 59 yards during Sunday's 9-6 loss to the Rams. Spiller is firmly planted behind Matt Forte and Bilal Powell on the depth chart, and as long as those two are healthy, his fantasy upside is extremely limited.
Spiller will sign with the Jets, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Spiller has been in talks with the Jets but recently gave them a definitive "yes." He will give New York depth at running back behind Matt Forte and Bilal Powell, but given the duo's heavy touch share, it is unlikely that Spiller will see significant action in the Jets offense, barring injuries.
Spiller was released by the Seahawks on Wednesday. Spiller signed with Seattle back in September after rookie C.J. Prosise suffered a broken hand in Week 1, but only accrued 52 yards of total offense across two appearances. With Prosise now back in action and Thomas Rawls (fibula) nearing a return, Spiller was evidently deemed expendable in order to bring back FB Will Tukuafu.
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