Player Page

Joe McKnight | Running Back | #22

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/16/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 205
College: USC
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 4 (112) / NYJ
Contract: view contract details
Share: 

Latest News

Recent News

Free agent RB Joe McKnight will try out for the Texans.
The Texans are scrambling now that Arian Foster needs groin surgery. McKnight, Ben Malena and Pierre Thomas are all being brought in for tryouts, though John McClain of the Houston Chronicle believes the Texans want Thomas to win the job. McKnight missed most of 2014 with a ruptured Achilles and has never logged more than 200 yards in a season. Tue, Aug 4, 2015 08:51:00 PM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Player News

Date:

Chiefs placed RB Joe McKnight on injured reserve with a ruptured Achilles', ending his season.

McKnight suffered the injury in practice last week. McKnight is just 26, but has all of seven touches over the past two seasons. He's probably near the end of the NFL line.
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 06:15:00 PM

Chiefs RB Joe McKnight ruptured his Achilles' tendon in Thursday's practice.

What a tough blow for McKnight after he had a career-game last Sunday against the Dolphins. Taking over as the Chiefs' primary passing-down back with Jamaal Charles (ankle) sidelined, McKnight caught six passes for 64 yards and two touchdowns. Coach Andy Reid used him like Dexter McCluster. McKnight will head to injured reserve. He's not under contract for the 2015 season.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 12:55:00 PM

Chiefs RB Joe McKnight had one carry for three yards and caught six passes for 64 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's Week 3 win over the Dolphins.

After playing zero snaps in Weeks 1-2, McKnight took over as the Chiefs' primary passing-game back in the absence of Jamaal Charles (ankle). While Knile Davis held down the run-game fort (32 carries), McKnight was utilized in obvious passing situations and scored twice on red-zone quick hitters delivered by Alex Smith. With Charles likely returning in Week 4 against New England, look for McKnight to go back to the bench.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 07:45:00 PM

Chiefs placed RB Joe McKnight (knee) and CB Demarcus Van Dyke (hamstring) on active/PUP.

McKnight is expected to be activated within the next couple weeks, but he'll start off on the wrong foot as he tries to secure a roster spot. The ex-Jet spent last year on the street. The speedy Van Dyke will need to get healthy as he looks for a special teams role.
Mon, Jul 21, 2014 11:54:00 AM

Chiefs RB Joe McKnight underwent arthroscopic knee surgery following minicamp.

If you didn't previously know ex-Jet McKnight was on the Chiefs' offseason roster, now you do. We suspect he'll open training camp on the active/PUP list, and be activated a week or two in. McKnight will be battling for a roster spot.
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 04:25:00 PM

Chiefs signed RB/KR Joe McKnight, S Jerron McMillian, OT R.J. Dill and DE Brandon Moore to reserve/future contracts.

McKnight spent 2013 on the street after getting cut loose by the Jets in August. McKnight could get a shot to crack the 53-man roster as a return specialist if the Chiefs fail to re-sign Dexter McCluster. A 2012 fourth-round pick, McMillian was waived by the Packers in early December. He'll fight for a spot on special teams.
Sat, Jan 11, 2014 05:28:00 PM

A warrant has been issued for free agent Joe McKnight's arrest after he failed to appear in court on Monday.

The court date was related to outstanding traffic charges. The whole situation could have been avoided with just a little common sense. McKnight worked out for the Packers in late August and Giants last week, but has otherwise received no interest since being cut loose by the Jets.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 02:07:00 PM

Free agent RB/KR Joe McKnight will work out for the Giants Tuesday.

It's an open casting call in New York after Sunday night's debacle. McKnight, Brandon Jacobs and Willis McGahee are among the unwanted veterans that will be competing for work. McKnight is by far the youngest at age 25, but he's never recorded more than 43 carries in a season. He was a first-team All-Pro kick returner for the Jets in 2011.
Mon, Sep 9, 2013 10:53:00 AM

Jets waived RB Joe McKnight.

McKnight entered the summer firmly on the roster bubble, but seemed to be saved by Chris Ivory's injury woes and Mike Goodson's legal troubles. That was not the case, as McKnight barely practiced in camp thanks to injury issues of his own, including a concussion and migraines. McKnight is a solid kick returner, but rushed the ball just 112 times in three years in New York, averaging 4.5 yards per carry. He's had durability issues. His special-teams prowess should land him a new job in relatively short order.
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 08:21:00 AM

Joe McKnight admits he was dealing with a concussion earlier in camp, even though the Jets said he wasn't.

Shameful. McKnight had trouble even standing on the practice field last week, but the Jets kept insisting he was dealing with a "head" injury, suggesting a migraine. The degree to which teams continue to try to mask concussions is alarming. As for McKnight, he's apparently healthy now, and will be active for Saturday's regular season dress rehearsal against the Giants.
Wed, Aug 21, 2013 05:19:00 PM

Jets RB Joe McKnight is sidelined again with a "head" injury.

McKnight is almost certainly concussed, but has dealt with migraines in the past. McKnight was wobbly on the practice field Monday, and had trouble even standing. The Jets would be deserving of a massive fine if McKnight was concussed. For now, he should be considered week to week. McKnight is wounding his roster chances.
Tue, Aug 13, 2013 02:03:00 PM

Jets RB Joe McKnight (concussion) has resumed practicing.

The Jets never admitted that McKnight was concussed, but all signs suggested he was. He'll make his preseason debut Saturday against the Jaguars.
Sun, Aug 11, 2013 10:25:00 AM

Jets RB Joe McKnight was arrested in New Jersey last week for outstanding warrants after police pulled him over for speeding and changing lanes without signaling.

McKnight was arrested on July 30, on a Jets day off from camp. Police found he had blown off a $200 ticket for failing to produce an insurance card, and another $120 fine for failing to observe a traffic signal. Apparently, McKnight obeys traffic law about as well as he plays running back. He suffered a concussion at Friday's practice, and has not participated in training camp since.
Tue, Aug 6, 2013 12:49:00 AM

Jets RB Joe McKnight is sidelined by an "apparent concussion" in camp.

McKnight might be more on the roster bubble were Chris Ivory healthy and Mike Goodson in camp. Instead, Ivory is injured and Goodson has yet to report, leaving Bilal Powell to work as the starter. McKnight could still wind up losing his roster spot, but for now he's hanging on and should make it to final cuts.
Mon, Aug 5, 2013 01:12:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tim Tebow
2Christian Ponder
3Seth Lobato
4Bryan Bennett
5Jerry Lovelocke
6Chandler Harnish
7Chase Rettig
8Cody Fajardo
9Bryn Renner
10R.J. Archer
11Shane Carden
12Jake Heaps
13Jake Waters
RB1Joseph Randle
2LaMichael James
3Trent Richardson
4Isaiah Pead
5Zurlon Tipton
6Alonzo Harris
7Josh Harris
8Storm Johnson
9Antone Smith
10Daniel Thomas
11Jeremy Stewart
12Michael Dyer
13Jerome Smith
14Kenneth Harper
15Jawon Chisholm
16Keshawn Hill
17Lache Seastrunk
18LaVance Taylor
3RB1Joseph Randle
FB1James Casey
2Erik Lorig
3Joe Don Duncan
4Henry Hynoski
5Brad Smelley
6J.C. Copeland
7Emil Igwenagu
8Zach Boren
9Jordan Campbell
10Toben Opurum
11Kiero Small
12John Conner
WR11Josh Morgan
2Jacoby Ford
3Preston Parker
4Kris Durham
5T.J. Graham
6Miles Austin
7Vincent Brown
8Zach D'Orazio
9Kenzel Doe
10Carlton Mitchell
11Armon Binns
12Reggie Dunn
13Aldrick Robinson
14Damian Williams
15Tevin Reese
16Solomon Patton
17Ricky Collins
18Josh Harper
19Marquez Clark
20David Porter
21L'Damian Washington
22Travis Labhart
23Donatella Luckett
24Tyler McDonald
25Ezell Ruffin
26Lance Lewis
27Josh Stewart
28DaVaris Daniels
WR21Ace Sanders
2Denarius Moore
3Marcus Thigpen
4A.J. Jenkins
5Joe Morgan
6Ryan Broyles
7Jacoby Jones
8Rico Richardson
9Emory Blake
10Saalim Hakim
11Onterio McCalebb
12Mike Brown
13Tandon Doss
14Austin Pettis
15Devon Wylie
16Devante Davis
17Daniel Rodriguez
18James Butler
19Jimmie Hunt
20Milton Williams III
21Ryan Lankford
22Clyde Gates
23Ryan Whalen
24Michael Preston
25Phil Bates
26Juron Criner
27Tom Nelson
28Trindon Holliday
29Demetrius Wilson
30Josh Reese
31Trevor Harman
32Paul Browning
TE1Dante Rosario
2Matthew Mulligan
3Mickey Shuler
4Kyle Miller
5Orson Charles
6Richard Gordon
7Chase Dixon
8Jimmay Mundine
9Steve Maneri
10D.J. Williams
11David Paulson
12Gerell Robinson
13Brandon Barden
14Jake Murphy
15Ryan Taylor
16Brett Brackett
17Michael Egnew
18Dan Light
LT1Jason Fox
2David Foucault
C1Julian Vandervelde
2Brian De La Puente
RG1Todd Herremans
K1Josh Scobee
2Brandon Bogotay
3Carey Spear
4Michael Palardy
5Billy Cundiff
6Andrew Furney
7Mike Meyer
8Justin Manton
9Patrick Murray