Former Saints RB CJ Spiller Works Out For Green Bay Packers
A week after being cut by the New Orleans Saints, running back C.J. Spiller is working out for a new team.
According to Adam Caplan of the NFL Network, Spiller worked out for the Green Bay Packers on Tuesday.
Spiller, 29, signed a 4-year, $16 million deal with New Orleans in 2015. After dealing with injuries last year and playing sparingly, Spiller entered training camp and preseason with hopes to becoming an integral part of the Saints offense.
In week 1, he was a healthy inactive. Two days later, he was waived, unclaimed by any of the other 31 teams.
Green Bay only has 3 running backs on its current 53 man roster in Eddie Lacy, James Starks and Jhurell Pressley, leaving the door open for Spiller if his workout was a success.
The Saints are dedicating $7 million in dead money on the salary cap for Spiller's contract this season. His deal will also cost the Saints $4.5 million next year and $2.5 million the year after in dead cap space.