Jets officially sign C.J. Spiller, waive Knile Davis

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2016, file phot, Seattle Seahawks running back C.J. Spiller (28) is tackled by Atlanta Falcons strong middle linebacker Deion Jones (45) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Seattle. The New York Jets will sign Spiller and waive newly acquired Knile Davis, a person with direct knowledge of the team's plans told The Associated Press, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016. Davis was claimed off waivers from the Green Bay Packers on Tuesday, but will be waived when the Jets sign Spiller on Wednesday, according to the person who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced its plans. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have signed running back C.J. Spiller and waived running back Knile Davis a day after claiming him off waivers.

Coach Todd Bowles says Wednesday that Spiller provides versatility as the No. 3 running back and can potentially return kicks.

Spiller was released by Seattle last Wednesday after being signed Sept. 28. He has also played for Buffalo and New Orleans. Spiller joins a Jets backfield that includes Matt Forte and Bilal Powell.

Davis was waived by Green Bay on Monday and claimed by the Jets on Tuesday. New York had been in discussions to sign Spiller, but claimed Davis as insurance after not reaching an immediate agreement with Spiller.

Spiller, a 2010 first-round pick out of Clemson, has rushed for 3,442 yards and 12 touchdowns, and caught 197 passes for 1,477 yards and nine TDs in seven seasons.

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