C.J. Spiller (26) played for the Jets and Seahawks last season.
Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs have signed veteran running back C.J. Spiller, providing depth behind Spencer Ware in a move that could mean Jamaal Charles will be cut in a cost-saving move.
The Chiefs would owe Charles more than $6 million this season, a big price tag for a running back who missed most of the last two years to knee surgery. They would not incur a salary cap hit by letting him go and it is possible Charles could re-sign for less money.
Kansas City is trying to free cap space to help bring back defensive tackle Dontari Poe and safety Eric Berry, whose agent, Chad Speck, also represents Spiller.
Spiller carried only six times in stints with the Jets and Seahawks last season. The former first-round pick signed a four-year, $16 million deal with the Saints in 2015 but played only 13 games before he was released.