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Knile Davis | Running Back | #30

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/5/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 227
College: Arkansas
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 3 (96) / KC
Contract: view contract details

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Knile Davis recorded just one yard on two carries Thursday in the Packers' Week 7 win over the Bears.
Davis was never expected to play much on Thursday after being traded to the Packers just two days earlier. Running backs (not including fullback Aaron Ripkowski) accounted for only four of the Packers’ 23 rushing attempts on Thursday night. Davis should have a better grasp of the offense by the time the Packers face Atlanta in Week 8. Oct 21 - 12:45 AM

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Following the loss of Eddie Lacy (ankle) for "several" weeks, newly-acquired Knile Davis is the only healthy running back on the Packers' 53-man roster.

Davis was acquired from the Chiefs on Tuesday morning. He fell out of favor in Kansas City and has been one of the least efficient backs in the league since coming into it as a 2013 third-rounder. We don't expect him to know enough of the offense to come in and dominate carries. Randall Cobb and Ty Montgomery played some running back in college, and both saw backfield snaps last week. Montgomery drew three carries and 12 targets. Davis should be stashed in 12-team leagues, but Montgomery is the preferred play for Week 7. If Lacy goes to I.R., practice squad RB Don Jackson will likely get a promotion.
Oct 18 - 10:08 PM

Packers acquired RB Knile Davis from the Chiefs for a conditional late-round pick.

The pick is likely contingent on playing time. With James Starks out a month, the Packers needed some depth behind banged-up starter Eddie Lacy. Davis is unlikely to be ready to contribute Thursday night, meaning Ty Montgomery should once again see plenty of snaps in the backfield. Davis is not worth adding in anything but very deep leagues. He is not very good, and Lacy should only get healthier.
Oct 18 - 8:22 AM

Chiefs declared RB Knile Davis, QB Tyler Bray, CB Kenneth Acker, ILB Sio Moore, OL Bryan Witzmann, OL Jordan Devey, and TE Ross Travis inactive for Week 6 against the Raiders.

The Chiefs don't have a single player on their injury report out of the bye.
Oct 16 - 2:37 PM

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports Chiefs KR/RB Knile Davis is still available for trade.

Davis has been on the block since before the draft, but the Chiefs haven't gotten any takers. That's probably unlikely to change over the next week when rosters need to be trimmed to 53. With rookie WR Tyreek Hill taking over as the Chiefs' return man and Davis not a factor on offense, his days in Kansas City are numbered. Davis turns 25 in October and has one year left on his deal.
Aug 29 - 6:33 PM

Chiefs RB Knile Davis believes he's improved as a pass catcher.

Davis hasn't been in the news since the Chiefs failed to find a trade partner for their No. 4 running back. Either way, coach Andy Reid has been impressed with Davis' work ethic this summer. "When he first came here, (catching passes) wasn’t the strength of his game," Reid said. "(But) he works like crazy. No one works harder than Knile." There's still a decent chance Davis will be on someone else's roster come Week 1.
Aug 2 - 7:28 PM

Chiefs RB Knile Davis said he did not request to be traded this offseason.

It was reported Davis requested a trade after Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West landed long-term extensions, but he denies those reports. Either way, it is clear the Chiefs are interested in moving their No. 4 back, and Davis seems open to the idea of a fresh start. "At this point, I can pretty much do it all. I just haven’t had the opportunity to show it," Davis said. "But one day I will get the opportunity to show what I can do and I’m looking forward to that day." Davis has fumbled eight times on 260 career carries including the playoffs and owns a career 3.41 yards-per-carry average. Opportunity is not the issue.
Source: ESPN
May 26 - 11:32 AM

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports the Chiefs are shopping RB/KR Knile Davis.

Jamaal Charles is still the Chiefs' workhorse while Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware agreed to extensions this offseason, leaving Davis as the odd man out. Davis has underwhelmed in his first three seasons, averaging a mere 3.3 yards per carry on 232 career rushing attempts. He's fared better as a return specialist, finishing 10th in kick return average last season (25.1 yards per attempt). The Dolphins reportedly showed interest in an unnamed Chiefs running back last month. We're guessing those talks were centered on Davis.
Apr 27 - 5:26 PM

The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins have been talking to the Chiefs about acquiring a running back.

By process of elimination, we can guess the talks are centered around Knile Davis, who was already reported to be on the block. Jamaal Charles is recovering from a torn ACL, while Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware were just signed to extensions. The Dolphins are absolutely desperate to bolster a running back corps that's currently led by second-year durability question mark Jay Ajayi. Davis has occasionally flashed during his three years in Kansas City, but disappointed more often than not. He owns a wheezing 3.34 career YPC. His addition would not preclude Miami from aggressively addressing running back in the draft. We doubt Davis fetches more than a conditional seventh round pick.
Mar 31 - 2:28 PM

Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports the Chiefs are "working" to trade RB Knile Davis.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Davis requested a trade weeks ago. After signing both Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware to extensions Thursday, there is no room on the roster for Davis. An inconsistent back with serious fumbling issues, the Chiefs would do well to land a late-round pick. On the bright side, Davis will not be 25 until October.
Mar 31 - 1:02 PM

Knile Davis rushed six times for 30 yards in the Chiefs' Divisional Round loss to the Patriots, adding two receptions for 13 additional yards.

Including the playoffs, Davis had touched the ball only 11 times since the Chiefs' Week 9 bye, but was needed for a bigger role with Spencer Ware (ankle) hobbled. Davis was looking slippery early, but true to form, committed a devastating mistake, losing a second half fumble. It's the story of Davis' career, and the reason he remained third on the depth chart even after Jamaal Charles (knee) was lost for the season. Although Davis is still only 24, and due a reasonable $675,000 in 2016, it's not a guarantee he's brought back for the final year of his rookie contract.
Jan 16 - 8:31 PM

Chiefs declared RB Knile Davis, DE Allen Bailey, LB Dee Ford, G Ben Grubbs, DE David King, QB Aaron Murray and ILB Ramik Wilson inactive for Week 11 against the Chargers.

Davis is a healthy scratch for the second week in a row. He's fallen to third on the running back depth chart behind starter Charcandrick West and change-of-pace back Spencer Ware. Travis Kelce (groin) and Sean Smith (knee) are both active.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 02:57:00 PM

Chiefs RB Knile Davis is a healthy scratch for Week 10 against the Broncos.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported this would be the case on Sunday morning. Spencer Ware will back up workhorse Charcandrick West. Also inactive for the Chiefs are QB Aaron Murray, OG Ben Grubbs, TE James O'Shaughnessy, DE Allen Bailey, CB Marcus Cooper and LB Ramik Wilson.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 02:56:00 PM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Knile Davis will be inactive Sunday against the Broncos.

Davis opened the year as Jamaal Charles' backup but has since fallen behind Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware. West will be close to an every-down back on Sunday, though Denver's swarming run defense (they've allowed the third-fewest rushing yards per game) should keep him in check.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 09:33:00 AM

Knile Davis rushed once for two yards in the Chiefs' Week 7 win.

He's the clear-cut backup to Charcandrick West at this point.
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 04:18:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Aaron Rodgers
2Brett Hundley
RB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
3Knile Davis
4Don Jackson
GLB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
3RB1James Starks
2Eddie Lacy
FB1Aaron Ripkowski
WR11Jordy Nelson
2Davante Adams
3Jeff Janis
4Trevor Davis
WR21Randall Cobb
2Jared Abbrederis
3Ty Montgomery
WR31Davante Adams
TE1Richard Rodgers
2Jared Cook
3Justin Perillo
LT1David Bakhtiari
2Jason Spriggs
LG1Lane Taylor
2Don Barclay
C1J.C. Tretter
2Corey Linsley
RG1T.J. Lang
RT1Bryan Bulaga
2Kyle Murphy
K1Mason Crosby