Following the Seattle Seahawks' bizarre game against the Arizona Cardinals which ended in a tie, the team decided to release running back C.J. Spiller. The move to cut the athlete was made after C.J. Prosise was given the clearance to play after successfully recovering from his injuries.
As confirmed by NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Prosise is now healthy, which means the Seahawks will now be able to use their third-round draft pick in the upcoming games. Prosise suffered injuries to his shoulder and wrist at Week 1 and hasn't been on the field for a regular game ever since.
During his absence, the Seahawks turned to Spiller, who was signed following the Week 3 game against the San Francisco 49ers. But now that Prosise is ready to play, it seems the Seattle franchise has realized that they no longer have use for Spiller. After all, the Seahawks have a pretty deep bench for running backs even without Spiller on the lineup.
Now that he's a free agent, Spiller is now available to sign with any team that will approach him with an offer. One possible landing spot for the veteran running back are the Denver Broncos. Recently, the team lost C.J. Anderson to an injury. Although he is expected to miss a few weeks, his absence could extend to the rest of the season due to his current condition.
As for Prosise, he will most likely be on the sidelines for the Seahawks' game against the New Orleans Saints at Week 8, right behind backup Alex Collins and starting RB Christine Michael. Hopefully though, the upcoming game will have a clear winner, unlike what happened last Sunday when the game ended in a draw.
Despite not losing the game, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was still disappointed with the outcome of the match. During a postgame conference, he suggested a possible solution that the NFL can use to resolve tie games.
"I think if you go with those 15 minutes (of overtime), those guys are putting their lives on the line for 15 minutes," he told reporters. "Personally for me I think you go out there for another coin toss."
"Let's say the Seahawks, we're the away team, we win the coin toss, get the ball on the 35-yard line... and kick one field goal," he added. "You can't do anything else about a field goal. You make the field goal, game's over. If you miss the field goal, game's over, the other team wins."