Apparently, New York was in talks with Spiller already but hadn't confirmed the deal completely, and wanted to make sure they didn't miss out on Davis if he cleared waivers. (Or, alternately, they used Davis as a potential bluff on Spiller accepting their contract terms.) So the Jets claimed Davis and then waived him after locking down Spiller to a deal, which will probably be processed on the NFL transaction wire Wednesday.
Jets now release RB Knile Davis; sign RB C.J. Spiller
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