RENTON, Wash. — The Seattle Seahawks are expected to sign veteran running back C.J. Spiller with the team running out of depth at running back.
The team said Wednesday that Spiller's signing likely would not be finalized until Thursday. Seattle coach Pete Carroll later confirmed the intent to sign Spiller in a conference call with New York media. Seattle still has to release someone from its 53-man roster to clear a spot for Spiller.
Spiller was released by New Orleans on Sept. 13 after being inactive in Week 1. Spiller rushed for only 112 yards in very limited opportunities with the Saints last season. Spiller's best season came in 2012 with Buffalo when he rushed for 1,244 yards and six touchdowns for the Bills.
Seattle has been thinned at running back because of injuries to Thomas Rawls (shin) and C.J. Prosise (hand).