Knile Davis
RB KC (5)
1 week ago

Davis saw the field for just one play in Sunday's game against the Texans and failed to make a mark on the scoresheet.

EDGE Analysis

Davis took the field for just four snaps in total Sunday, with three of them coming on special teams. He continues to be buried behind Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West on the depth chart. HIs value could further decline with Jamaal Charles (knee) potentially returning to the fold in Week 3.

Knile Davis
RB KC (5)
2 weeks ago

Despite being active for Sunday's win over San Diego, Davis failed to record a touch.

EDGE Analysis

Davis collected over 600 total yards in back-up duty just two years ago, but has now fallen behind both Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West in the pecking order. It wouldn't be a surprise if he begins wearing street clothes to games once Jamaal Charles returns from injury and he might not see much action between now and then either.

Knile Davis
RB KC (5)
3 weeks ago

Davis will be in uniform for Sunday's season opener against the Chargers, ESPN's Adam Teicher reports.

EDGE Analysis

Davis, who was previously reported to be on the trading block, is primarily expected to handle kick return duties Sunday. However, with starter Jamaal Charles (knee) doubtful, there's a chance he could see some spare snaps at running back behind Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware as well.

Knile Davis
RB KC (5)
4 weeks ago

The Chiefs are shopping Knile Davis prior to the trade deadline, the Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kansas City showcased Davis' talent in Thursday's preseason finale against the Packers, with the fourth year back going for 58 rushing yards and a touchdown on 14 carries and adding a grab for seven yards. He starred in 2014 following Jamaal Charles' injury but fell out of favor in 2015. Davis could still make the Chiefs ' 53-man roster should he not be moved but it's unlikely he will attain much fantasy value in 2016 if he stays with his current club.

Knile Davis
RB KC (5)
1 month ago

Davis carried the ball five times for just 14 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Bears.

EDGE Analysis

Also notable is the fact that he didn't return kicks, with all signs now pointing to him missing the 53-man roster. Given the talent he's displayed in the past, it's possible another club will give him a shot if Davis indeed gets cut.

Knile Davis
RB KC (5)
1 month ago

Davis is in danger of not making the final 53-man roster, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Once Jamal Charles (knee) returns to full health, Davis will assume the fourth spot on the Chiefs death chart, leaving him on the bubble of making the Week 1 roster. However the 24-year-old has value in the kick return game, as he totaled 799 kick return yards last season along with one touchdown in the AFC Wild Card win over the Texans. Davis, who totaled a career-worst 72 yards on the ground last season, could be an attractive pickup for another team should the Chiefs decide to part ways.

Knile Davis
RB KC (5)
2 months ago

Davis, who's struggled in the past catching the ball out of the backfield, has improved in that area during the offseason, Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Davis caught a pass on a wheel route during practice that opened some eyes and special teams coach Dave Toub indicated that he remains the team's No. 1 kick returner despite the presence of De'Anthony Thomas and Tyreek Hill. The fourth-year back out of Arkansas has also worked as a cover guy on punt returns, something that could keep him on the 53-man roster as a fourth-string running back if he proves effective in that role.

Knile Davis
RB KC (5)
3 months ago

The Chiefs "haven't been shy" about getting Davis first-team reps this offseason, the The Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Davis seemingly fell from grace early on in the 2015 campaign. He had largely served as Jamaal Charles' backup since being drafted in the third round by the Chiefs in 2014, and was expected to handle the majority of the work out of the backfield for Kansas City when Charles went down with a knee injury in October. However, he was ultimately passed up by both Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware on the depth chart and relegated to a role on special teams returning kicks. Both West and Ware were signed to contract extensions this offseason, while Davis did not (with just one year left on his deal). Seemingly, Davis will enter training camp firmly behind each of Charles, West and Ware.

Knile Davis
RB KC (5)
6 months ago6 Comments

Davis requested a trade earlier this offseason, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Chiefs appear set at running back after Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West filled in capably for Jamaal Charles (torn ACL), who says he's ahead of schedule in his recovery. With Ware and West both agreeing to extensions Thursday, the Chiefs have all three running backs under contract through at least 2017, leaving Davis as the odd man out. Despite running a 4.37 40-yard dash at 227 pounds at the 2012 Scouting Combine, the 24-year-old Davis has averaged just 3.3 yards on 232 carries through three seasons. He won't fetch anything more than a late-round pick, and the Chiefs may ultimately just end up releasing him. If he does stick in Kansas City, it will likely be due to his strong track record as a kickoff return man.

Knile Davis
RB KC (5)
9 months ago

Davis was limited to six special teams snaps in Sunday's regular season finale against the Raiders.

EDGE Analysis

A once rising backup, Davis dropped like a rock on the Chiefs depth chart this season, losing out on snaps to the likes of Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware following the season-ending injury to star running back Jamaal Charles in Week 5. While he's still under contract with the Chiefs through the 2016 campaign, Davis finished 2015 with just 28 caries for 72 yards and two grabs for 24 yards, and doesn't appear to be a large part of the team's plan for next season.