Jets claim RB Knile Davis - but then cut him to sign CJ Spiller
It’s been an interesting couple of weeks for Knile Davis. The running back was traded from Kansas City to the Green Bay Packers on Oct. 18, but then was released on Monday after getting five carries (and picking up just 5 yards) in two games.
But the New York Jets claimed Davis, giving him a third home in as many weeks.
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Or so he thought.
Turns out, the Jets claimed Davis as a Plan B: the team had been in talks with CJ Spiller, but the deal with the veteran wasn’t yet done. Now that it is, however, New York is going to waive Davis to sign Spiller.
The Jets were “very interested” in signing Spiller last year, but he wound up signing with New Orleans. And Spiller spent a cup of coffee with the Seattle Seahawks this season, playing in two games.
But he’ll finally be reunited with Chan Gailey, now the Jets’ offensive coordinator but the head coach in Buffalo in 2010 when Spiller was the Bills’ first-round draft pick.
Though he’s 29 now, Spiller had his best season with Gailey: in 2012, he had 1,703 yards from scrimmage and eight total touchdowns. It’s the only year he’s made the Pro Bowl.
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