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.
Spiller is inactive for Sunday's contest at Arizona. The Seahawks have exercised caution with the recovery of C.J. Prosise from a broken hand, but with the rookie back in action Sunday, Spiller will hand off his pass-catching role out of the backfield. Moving forward, Spiller could be a regular member of the inactive list on game day.
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