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Knile Davis | Running Back | #34

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/5/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 227
College: Arkansas
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 3 (96) / KC
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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. Nov 6 - 6:02 PM

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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.
Nov 5 - 12:30 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.
Nov 1 - 6:54 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.
Nov 1 - 4:24 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.
Oct 31 - 4:25 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.
Oct 30 - 9:05 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
Oct 27 - 9:36 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.
Oct 21 - 12:45 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.
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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Alex Smith
2Nick Foles
3Tyler Bray
RB1Spencer Ware
2Charcandrick West
3Knile Davis
GLB1Spencer Ware
2Knile Davis
3RB1Charcandrick West
2Spencer Ware
FB1Anthony Sherman
WR11Jeremy Maclin
2Tyreek Hill
3Demarcus Robinson
WR21Chris Conley
2Albert Wilson
3De'Anthony Thomas
WR31Albert Wilson
TE1Travis Kelce
2Demetrius Harris
3James O'Shaughnessy
4Ross Travis
LT1Eric Fisher
2Bryan Witzmann
LG1Zach Fulton
C1Mitch Morse
2Mike Person
RG1Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
RT1Mitchell Schwartz
2Jah Reid
K1Cairo Santos