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Seahawks sign C.J. Spiller

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A new report says that the Seattle Seahawks have signed uber-athletic running back C.J. Spiller.

The Seahawks have a need for a back of Spiller’s caliber due to injuries suffered by running backs Thomas Rawls and (coincidentally) C.J. Prosise. Spiller would be an ideal fit for a third-down back in the mold of Fred Jackson, coincidentally a former teammate of Spiller’s, the drafting of which by the Buffalo Bills allowed for the trade of Marshawn Lynch to Seattle in 2010.

Now Lynch, Jackson, and Spiller have all been members of the Seahawks.

Spiller was cut by the New Orleans Saints earlier in the season without playing a game. He had just 112 yards on 36 carries last season and 34 catches for 239 yards. His best season came with the Bills in 2012 when he had 1,703 yards from scrimmage, eight touchdowns, and made the Pro Bowl.

Presumably Spiller will cost Seattle nothing of significance since New Orleans cut him after the season began. He worked out for the New York Jets — the Seahawks opponent this week — on Monday.