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Knile Davis

26-Year-Old Running Back – Free Agent

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Davis was once an intriguing prospect due to the combination of his 4.37 wheels and 227-pound frame, but he hasn't averaged over 3.5 yards per carry across any of his four seasons in the league. Third...

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HT: 5' 11"   WT: 227   DOB: 10/5/1991  College: Arkansas  DRAFTED: 3rd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Steelers in September of 2017.

September 1, 2017  –  Knile Davis News

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Davis was released by the Steelers on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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Knile Davis NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2009 17 CFB 12 33 163 4 4.9 - - - - - 2 4 2.0 0 0 - - - - - -
2010 18 CFB 13 204 1322 13 6.5 - - - - - 19 136 7.2 1 0 - - - - - -
2012 20 CFB 10 112 377 2 3.4 - - - - - 11 157 14.3 1 0 - - - - - -
2013 21 KC 16 70 242 4 3.5 1 0 0 0 0 11 75 6.8 0 15 321 1 0 0 3 1
2014 22 KC 16 134 463 6 3.5 3 1 2 0 0 16 147 9.2 1 25 829 1 0 0 4 2
2015 23 KC 14 28 72 1 2.6 0 0 0 0 0 2 24 12.0 0 3 603 0 0 0 0 0
2016 24 GB 2 5 5 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 2.0 0 2 18 0 0 0 0 0
2016 24 KC 9 13 23 0 1.8 0 0 0 0 0 3 21 7.0 0 5 189 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Knile Davis Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2009 17 CFB 12 3.4 3.6 3.5 3 14 - - - 0 0 - - - -
2010 18 CFB 13 17.7 19.1 18.4 16 102 - - - 1 10 - - - -
2012 20 CFB 10 7.1 8.2 7.7 11 38 - - - 1 16 - - - -
2013 21 KC 16 3.5 4.2 3.8 4 15 6 0 0 1 5 5.0 2 0 0
2014 22 KC 16 6.4 7.4 6.9 8 29 23 14 9 1 9 5.9 5 2 1
2015 23 KC 14 1.1 1.3 1.2 2 5 2 1 0 0 2 8.0 0 0 0
2016 24 GB 2 0.5 1.5 1.0 3 3 3 0 0 1 2 2.0 1 0 0
2016 24 KC 9 0.5 0.8 0.7 1 3 3 0 0 0 2 4.2 1 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Knile Davis – Playing Time Overview

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Year Off ST
2015 79 82
2016 59 36
2016 59 36
Knile Davis 2017 Game Log
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  Snap Count Rushing Rush Distance Receiving Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Runs Red Zone Targets
Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 FREE AGENT Free Agent
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3 FREE AGENT Free Agent
4 FREE AGENT Free Agent
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11 FREE AGENT Free Agent
12 FREE AGENT Free Agent
13 FREE AGENT Free Agent
14 FREE AGENT Free Agent
15 FREE AGENT Free Agent
16 FREE AGENT Free Agent
17 FREE AGENT Free Agent

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Knile Davis  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Running Backs
Height:   5' 11"
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Weight:   227 lbs
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40-Yard Dash:   4.37 sec
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Shuttle Time:   4.38 sec
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Cone Drill:   6.96 sec
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Arm Length:   29.75 in
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Hand Length:   8.63 in
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Vertical Jump:   34 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   121 in
GOOD
Bench Press:   31 reps
ELITE

Knile Davis: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Davis rushed seven times for 21 yards and hauled in one of two targets for nine yards in Saturday's 19-15 preseason loss to the Colts. He also returned three kickoffs for 61 yards.

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Davis signed with the Steelers on Monday.

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Davis finished the 2016 regular season with six carries for nine yards in Sunday's game against the Chargers.

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Davis (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Titans, BJ Kissel of Chiefs.com reports.

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Davis carried the ball three times for 10 yards and caught a pass for seven yards in Sunday's 19-14 win over the Jaguars.

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Davis was signed by the Chiefs on Saturday.

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The Jets plan to release Davis to create a roster spot for C.J. Spiller, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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Davis was claimed by the Jets on Tuesday, ESPN's Rich Cimini reports.

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Davis has been released by the Packers, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

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Davis had three carries for four yards and two receptions for four yards in Sunday's loss to the Falcons.

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Davis is expected to be more involved in the offense Sunday in Atlanta, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. "Well, Knile Davis, he's part of the game plan," head coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday. "I think the extra time he spent with [running backs coach] Ben Sirmans over the weekend, getting ready. ... I think this is just more of a language and communication gap that you have to fill. He's very bright. He's making progress."

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2017

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2016

Davis enters his contract season in worse position than most expected. After a couple effective seasons in the backup role to Jamaal Charles, the 24-year-old was expected to take the bulk of the workload after Charles suffered a torn ACL, but the result was far from anticipatory. Instead, Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware took the top two spots on the depth chart, leaving Davis with kickoff return duties and little else (28 carries for 72 yards a touchdown on the season). With the trio of aforementioned backs in front of him, there's been talk of the 2013 third-round pick being moved, as it's unlikely he would have a large offensive role in Kansas City.

2015

Davis got a chance to shine early last season when Jamaal Charles was banged up, but by the second half of the season he was back to seeing limited touches. A solid 5-10, 227, Davis possesses outstanding speed in the open field, using a strong burst and his physical strength to run through arm tackles or simply beat defenders who take poor angles. He isn't particularly elusive and his balance can be a liability in traffic, but Davis' trust in his raw athleticism to get around or even over trash in his path can result in both big gains and disappointingly short ones. Davis has yet to miss a game since joining the Chiefs as a 2013 third-round pick, and he worked last season to improve both his blocking and receiving skills. If Davis earns the coaching staff's trust as a three-down option, he could see significant touches even if Charles stays on the field.

2014

The superbly speedy and powerfully built Davis had a quiet rookie season as Jamaal Charles' backup, averaging only 3.5 YPC, but saw inconsistent reps with Charles staying healthy all year. As long as that remains the case this season, he'll again be limited to under 100 carries. But, if Charles goes down for any reason, Davis's value will skyrocket, as he's a multitalented and explosive back who's built to make big plays. To get any reasonable chance to do so, however, Davis will have to make sure he holds onto the ball. He fumbled three times last year on just 81 touches. Despite the drawbacks, he's one of the highest-upside backups in the league and a must-own handcuff.

2013

A remarkable size-speed specimen, the 6-0, 230-pound Davis ran a 4.37 40 and did 31 bench press reps at this year's Combine. The Chiefs drafted him in the third round in hopes of landing the one-cut-and-explode runner who was once a college phenom, not the injured back who lost 2011 to an ankle injury that continued to make him ineffective last year. Although durability and a history of fumbling are concerns, Davis' physical gifts and potential are undeniable, making him an intriguing insurance policy for Jamaal Charles.