Spiller plans to sign with Seahawks

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Veteran running back C.J. Spiller will sign with the Seahawks, per multiple reports.

The Saints cut Spiller earlier this month. The Seahawks have been hit hard by injury at the running back position, so taking a flyer on Spiller makes sense.

Spiller, 29, played for the Saints last season after five seasons in Buffalo. He has 12 rushing touchdowns and eight receiving touchdowns in his career.

The Seahawks are planning to be without injured starter Thomas Rawls for a few weeks, so Spiller will probably get a chance to play on third downs behind Christine Michael while he catches up with the offense.

36 responses to “Spiller plans to sign with Seahawks

  1. First Lynch, then Jackson, now Spiller….lot’s of former Bill RBs

    When Lynch signed with Seattle….his worth was in question and he turned his career around.

    Spiller certainly has the talent, but can he be taught to let it loose. I guess we’ll see.

  2. Can’t believe he wasn’t signed by another team in need of a good back. Great signing by the Seahawks as he will be the starter before long.

  3. “The last time the Hawks brought in a Bills castoff it turned out really well.”

    Fred Jackson? That was the last castoff the Seahawks brought in. It didn’t turn out so well.

  4. Remembering Spiller from Clemson, he was dynamic as a kick returner. Not that many kicks are getting returned but he could be utilized there, too.

    If he produces quickly, he sticks. If not, oh well. Nothing wrong with depth and a guy that knows the system.

    Look at Michael. Traded to Dallas. Cut by Dallas. Picked up by Skins. Practice squad by Skins. Re-signed by Seattle & he torched Zona in week 17 & had a nice game this past Sunday. PC has never been a Michael fan.

    Who really knows anymore?

  5. Are the Saints paying for his salary again like locker room cancer Graham?

    Getting sick of this…

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    Now he was a locker-room cancer? Nice try! Never heard that before, anyone else? He wanted money but he earned it in NO. You all loved him right before the trade.

    By the way, did you SEE him last weekend? He got all beast and had 100+ yards and dominated. It was great to see! I hope Max Unger is having fun (not likely) I really liked that guy. Wish he actually played more but he was always on the sidelines hurt.

  6. nosleeptilsb says:
    Sep 28, 2016 8:28 PM
    Welcome to the only team that matters
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    To a 12 that is. The currently undefeated last 2 champions send their regards and congratulations on beating Miami and SF as well as competing against the mighty Rams. If you get out of your conference one of them will probably be waiting with a nice cookie for you.

  7. Fred Jackson? That was the last castoff the Seahawks brought in. It didn’t turn out so well.
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    He had a 78% completion rate and averaged 8.0 yards per reception. That’s fine for a 3rd down back, primarily getting dump-offs on 3rd-5+

    He wasn’t brought in as a running back.

  8. Ah nuts. Big PACK guy here, was hopeing he could spell ed Lacey and possibly take over if he quit p90x. Ah well. Gonna be tough to overtake the vike’s this year. On the come up with that zimmer d. Hmm. GO PACK…

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  9. Spiller is quick and can catch out of the backfield. However, he cannot run between the tackles and he gets hurt very easily. Signed – A Bills season ticket holder that saw every one of his home games his first five seasons….

  10. Good signing. 3rd down back, won’t get a ton of reps. If healthy this could be a really nifty move.

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    I thought the exact same thing… when he signed with the Saints.

  11. This is the THIRD time we’ve gone into the Bills running back well this decade.

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    To be fair, our HBs corps had been the highlight of the past 20 years

    Our GMs always seem to know just when a guy is overstaying his welcome and where the next one is coming from. Travis Henry to Willis Mcgahee to Marshawn Lynch to Fred Jackson to CJ Spiller to Lesean Mccoy.

  12. I hope Max Unger is having fun (not likely) I really liked that guy. Wish he actually played more but he was always on the sidelines hurt.
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    You must be talking about AHG…Always Hurt Graham

  13. As a Bills fan I can say good for Seattle. Spiller is very dangerous and fast once he hits the broken field. The only problem is he runs sideways at the line of scrimmage as he cant find or doesnt want to run thru the hole. He can turn the corner on most linebackers though…

  14. This is the THIRD time we’ve gone into the Bills running back well this decade.

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    To be fair, our HBs corps had been the highlight of the past 20 years

    Our GMs always seem to know just when a guy is overstaying his welcome and where the next one is coming from. Travis Henry to Willis Mcgahee to Marshawn Lynch to Fred Jackson to CJ Spiller to Lesean Mccoy.
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    Marshawn and Fred were both more than welcome here in Seattle. Fred was only here for one season but made and impact and the couple touchdowns he had for us last season definitely mattered.

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