NEW YORK (AP) The New York Jets will sign running back C.J. Spiller and cut newly acquired running back Knile Davis, a person with direct knowledge of the team's plans told The Associated Press.
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.
The person told the AP that New York was in discussions earlier Tuesday to sign Spiller, but had not received a firm commitment. So, the Jets claimed Davis as insurance - a few hours before reaching an agreement with Spiller.
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NFL Network first reported the Jets' intentions to sign Spiller.
Spiller was released by Seattle last Wednesday after being signed on Sept. 28.
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