New Jet Spiller looks to make amends

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS - By Dennis Waszak Jr. Ap Sports Writer

C.J. Spiller has one touch­down this sea­son — and it came against his cur­rent team.

The speedy run­ning back caught a pass from Rus­sell Wilson while he was with the Seat­tle Sea­hawks in Week 4 and took it 8 yards for a score to help beat the New York Jets 27-17 .

Just over a month later, Spiller is shar­ing a locker room with Ryan Fitz­patrick and the Jets, and they’ve been sure to re­mind him of it.

“I’ve been get­ting a lot of grief,” Spiller said with a smile after his first prac­tice with New York on Thurs­day. “Fitz­patrick, he gave me grief and he said the least I can be is a plus-one now. So, I have to score, then score an­other one just to make up for that touch­down a cou­ple of weeks ago.”

Spiller started the sea­son with New Or­leans, which re­leased him on Sept. 13. He was signed by Seat­tle on Sept. 28 , and made his Sea­hawks de­but against the Jets on Oct. 2.

But he played in only two games with Seat­tle, gain­ing 9 yards on three car­ries and catch­ing five passes for 43 yards and that lone TD. The Sea­hawks cut him last Wed­nes­day and the Jets, who had worked him out ear­lier this sea­son, signed him Thurs­day .

“It’s been a crazy ride get­ting here,” Spiller said.

Spiller is also re­united with of­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor Chan Gai­ley, who coached him dur­ing his best sea­sons in Buf­falo. In 2012, Spiller ran for a ca­reer-high 1,244 yards and six touch­downs with the Bills, and also set a per­sonal best with 43 re­cep­tions for 459 yards and two TDs. Dur­ing that sea­son, Spiller had TD runs of 56 and 49 yards in the opener against the Jets, and caught a 66-yard TD pass — from Fitz­patrick — in the sea­son fi­nale.

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