The New York Jets announced Wednesday evening that they’ve officially signed RB C.J. Spiller and waived RB Knile Davis.
Ian Rapoport reports that the Jets are releasing recently claimed RB Knile Davis now that they are finalizing a contract with free agent RB C.J. Spiller.
The Jets claimed Davis off of waivers from the Packers on Tuesday but was waived by the team in less than an hour.
According to Rapoport, the Jets were discussing a contract for Spiller but claimed Davis because they had not received a firm answer from him.
Davis, 25, is a former third-round pick of the Chiefs back in 2013. He’s in the final year if his four-year, $2.751 million rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $675,000 for the 2016 season.
The Chiefs traded Davis to the Packers in recent weeks for a conditional 2018 seventh-round draft pick. However, Green Bay elected to cut him loose.
In 2016, Davis has appeared in six games and ran for three yards on six carries to go along with four receptions for 18 yards receiving and no touchdowns. Davis has also added 144 kick return yards.
Spiller, 29, is a former first-round pick of the Bills back in in 2010. He spent five years in Buffalo before signing a four-year, $16 million contract that included $9 million guaranteed with the Saints.
Spiller was set to make a base salary of $1.7 million for the 2016 season when the Saints cut him loose. The Seahawks later signed him to a contract but released him last week.
In 2016, Spiller appeared in two games for the Seahawks and ran for nine yards on three carries to go along with five receptions for 43 yards receiving and one touchdown.