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Knile Davis | Running Back

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/5/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 227
College: Arkansas
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 3 (96) / KC
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Steelers signed RB Knile Davis to a one-year contract.
The Steelers, who have yet to re-sign free agent DeAngelo Williams, are beginning the process of collecting bodies behind Le'Veon Bell. Davis has become a full-blown journeyman, spending parts of 2016 with the Chiefs, Jets, Packers and then Chiefs again. Going on 26, Davis owns a career 3.22 YPC. He'll be far from assured of a spot on the 53-man roster. Mar 20 - 2:34 PM

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Free agent RB Knile Davis is visiting the Steelers on Monday.

Free agent CB Coty Sensabaugh is also visiting. More name than game for quite some time, Davis was allowed to walk by the Chiefs. The Steelers, who have yet to re-sign free agent DeAngelo Williams, need depth behind Le'Veon Bell. Davis would still enter camp as a long-shot to crack the 53-man roster.
Mar 20 - 1:30 PM

Chiefs declared RB Knile Davis, DL T.J. Barnes, QB Tyler Bray, LB Victor Ochi, OL Mike Person, TE Ross Travis and CB D.J. White inactive for Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Steelers.

Eric Berry (Achilles), Tamba Hali (knee), Justin Houston (knee) and Spencer Ware (rib) are all active. In fact, none of those four were even listed on the Chiefs' final injury report. Sunday's game was originally scheduled for 1:05 PM ET but was pushed back to 8:20 due to icy conditions in Kansas City.
Jan 15 - 7:09 PM

Knile Davis turned three carries into 10 yards and reeled in his only target for seven yards Sunday in the Chiefs' Week 9 win over the Jaguars.

Back in Kansas City after a bizarre three-week adventure that included stops in Green Bay and East Rutherford, Davis worked as a change-of-pace back behind starter Charcandrick West. The Chiefs added him for depth with Jamaal Charles (knee, I.R.) and Spencer Ware (concussion) both sidelined. There’s a good chance he’ll be sent packing when Ware is cleared to play again.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 06:02:00 PM

Chiefs re-signed RB Knile Davis.

Kansas City needs depth at running back with Spencer Ware (concussion) out and Jamaal Charles (knee) on injured reserve. Davis is not a threat to Charcandrick West's workload this week, and he could end up back on the street once Ware gets healthy.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 12:30:00 PM

Jets waived RB Knile Davis.

Were you even aware Davis was a Jet? Well now he's not. The Jets are the third team to give up on Davis in three weeks, and second in 36 hours. Gang Green did Davis dirty, but the fact is, he was never going to last long in New York. Davis is in the process of washing out of the league.
Tue, Nov 1, 2016 06:54:00 PM

Jets claimed RB Knile Davis off waivers from the Packers.

The Jets lack proven depth behind Matt Forte and Bilal Powell, but Davis isn't exactly proven, either. His stay in New York probably won't be much longer than his stay in Green Bay. Davis is a tease who is slowly washing out of the league.
Tue, Nov 1, 2016 04:24:00 PM

Packers waived RB Knile Davis.

The Chiefs will get nothing in return after the Packers gave them a conditional draft picks for Davis' rights two weeks ago. Davis wound up playing 13 snaps for Green Bay. As Jamaal Charles' knees continue to be problematic, we wouldn't be entirely shocked if Davis returned to K.C. behind Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West. Ware suffered a concussion in Sunday's win over Indianapolis.
Mon, Oct 31, 2016 04:25:00 PM

Knile Davis spanned four yards on three carries and caught both of his targets for four yards Sunday in the Packers' Week 8 loss to the Falcons.

Well, it’s more carries than he saw last week. Davis is one of only two healthy running backs on the Packers' active roster, but so far that hasn’t made much of a difference. We’re not counting on Davis to break out against the Colts in Week 9.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 09:05:00 PM

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Knile Davis is "part of the game plan" this week.

"He's a natural football player, someone that's played a lot of football, was successful obviously in college and he's been in the league," McCarthy said. "He's very bright. He's making progress." Davis could play more than the five snaps he saw against the Bears, but the Packers should continue to rely on Ty Montgomery as their primary back in a pass-heavy attack. That makes Davis tough to trust even in a week with six teams on bye.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Oct 27, 2016 09:36:00 AM

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.
Fri, Oct 21, 2016 12:45:00 AM

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.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 10:08:00 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.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 08:22:00 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.
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 02:37:00 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.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 06:33:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Ben Roethlisberger
2Landry Jones
3Zach Mettenberger
RB1Le'Veon Bell
2Fitzgerald Toussaint
3Knile Davis
4Brandon Brown-Dukes
5Gus Johnson
GLB1Le'Veon Bell
2Knile Davis
3RB1Le'Veon Bell
2Fitzgerald Toussaint
FB1Roosevelt Nix
WR11Antonio Brown
2Cobi Hamilton
3DeMarcus Ayers
4Dez Stewart
5Marcus Tucker
WR21Eli Rogers
2Darrius Heyward-Bey
3Sammie Coates
4Justin Hunter
5Martavis Bryant
WR31Cobi Hamilton
TE1Jesse James
2Ladarius Green
3Xavier Grimble
4David Johnson
5Ryan Malleck
LT1Ali Villanueva
2Jerald Hawkins
3Keavon Milton
LG1Ramon Foster
2Matt Feiler
C1Maurkice Pouncey
2Mike Matthews
3Kyle Friend
RG1David DeCastro
2B.J. Finney
RT1Marcus Gilbert
2Chris Hubbard
3Brian Mihalik
K1Chris Boswell