The Seahawks bolstered their running back depth Wednesday, signing former first-round pick C.J. Spiller. Running back Terrence Magee was waived to make room on the 53-man roster.
Spiller, the No. 9 overall pick in the 2010 draft, spent his first five seasons in Buffalo, then played for New Orleans in 2015 and was released by the Saints earlier this month. Spiller earned Pro Bowl honors in 2012 when he rushed for 1,244 yards and six touchdowns and caught 43 passes for 459 yards and two scores. Spiller also has two career kick return touchdowns.
In his career, Spiller has rushed for 3,433 yards and 12 touchdowns while averaging 4.9 yards per carry, and caught 192 passes for 1,434 yards and eight touchdowns. Spiller's ability as a pass-catcher could make him an option as a third-down back if rookie C.J. Prosise isn't able to play this week. Prosise, who the Seahawks drafted to fill the third-down role, has missed the past two games with a hand injury, and while Prosise is able to practice, he will still need to wear something to protect his hand for a while, Carroll said, which could limit his ability to contribute in games. The Seahawks will also be without Thomas Rawls for a few weeks because of a leg injury.
Magee signed to the Seahawks practice squad last week, the promoted to the active roster on Saturday. He carried three times for 12 yards in Seattle's win over the San Francisco 49ers.
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