Jets add RB C.J. Spiller, plan to cut just-signed Knile Davis

That was fast.

Knile Davis’ tenure with the Jets turned out to be mighty short, as Gang Green found another running back they like more: C.J. Spiller.

Davis, the running back who was cut recently by the Packers, was claimed on waivers by the Jets on Tuesday afternoon. But just a few hours later, the Jets reached an agreement with C.J. Spiller and plan to waive Davis themselves on Wednesday, according to a source. The team had been negotiating with Spiller but didn’t reach an agreement with him until after they had claimed Davis.

That means Davis will have been a Jet for about one day when he gets cut.

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Knile Davis.

Knile Davis.

(David Goldman/AP)

The eventual signing of Spiller will reunite the running back with the coach who he has had the most success with: Chan Gailey.

Spiller was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2012 when he ran for 1,244 yards and added 459 receiving yards along with eight total touchdowns with the Bills when Gailey was the head coach.

With the Jets, Spiller should provide depth behind Matt Forte and Bilal Powell. The Jets cut RB Troymaine Pope earlier in the day when they claimed Davis.

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