C.J. Spiller’s tour around the league is set to continue.
Spiller was released by the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Seattle’s decision comes at an inopportune for the running back. The Seahawks face Spiller’s last team, the New Orleans Saints, on Sunday. Spiller’s going to miss an opportunity to prove that the Saints gave up on him too soon.
The seventh-year back found a home in Seattle shortly after his release from the Saints.
Spiller had a forgettable stint in New Orleans after the team signed him to a four-year, $16 million deal in 2015. He appeared in just 13 games for the team and was cut by the Saints in September.
Spiller enjoyed his most productive years as a member of the Buffalo Bills. The running back’s best season came in 2012 when he rushed for 1,244 yards and compiled 459 receiving yards. His numbers have been trending downwards since.
The market is drying up for Spiller, although at least two teams are likely to inquire about the former Clemson star. Denver and Green Bay could both use some depth at running back.
Broncos running back C.J. Anderson is expected to miss a few weeks due to a bruise knee. Spiller’s addition would give the team a serviceable backup to spell Devontae Booker while Anderson recovers.
Packers starting running back Eddie Lacy is on injured reserve with an ankle injury. Lacy posted on social media that he had surgery on Wednesday.
Spiller tried out with the Packers this year but things never materialized.