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McKnight is battling for the third running back spot on the Chiefs with Cyrus Gray, the Chiefs' official site reports.

McKnight has impressed the coaches in training camp after being signed to a reserve/future contract in the offseason. He appears to have surpassed both Charcandrick West and De'Anthony Thomas in the battle for the third spot, and Thursday's preseason finale will go a long way in determining who nabs the number three spot on the depth chart.

Joe McKnight RB KC 3 Months

Chiefs placed RB Joe McKnight (knee) and CB Demarcus Van Dyke (hamstring) on active/PUP.

McKnight is expected to be activated within the next couple weeks, but he'll start off on the wrong foot as he tries to secure a roster spot. The ex-Jet spent last year on the street. The speedy Van Dyke will need to get healthy as he looks for a special teams role.

Joe McKnight RB KC 3 Months

Chiefs RB Joe McKnight underwent arthroscopic knee surgery following minicamp.

If you didn't previously know ex-Jet McKnight was on the Chiefs' offseason roster, now you do. We suspect he'll open training camp on the active/PUP list, and be activated a week or two in. McKnight will be battling for a roster spot.

Joe McKnight RB KC 9 Months

Chiefs signed RB/KR Joe McKnight, S Jerron McMillian, OT R.J. Dill and DE Brandon Moore to reserve/future contracts.

McKnight spent 2013 on the street after getting cut loose by the Jets in August. McKnight could get a shot to crack the 53-man roster as a return specialist if the Chiefs fail to re-sign Dexter McCluster. A 2012 fourth-round pick, McMillian was waived by the Packers in early December. He'll fight for a spot on special teams.

Joe McKnight RB KC Sep 19 '133 Comments

A warrant has been issued for free agent Joe McKnight's arrest after he failed to appear in court on Monday.

The court date was related to outstanding traffic charges. The whole situation could have been avoided with just a little common sense. McKnight worked out for the Giants last week, but has otherwise received no interest since being cut loose by the Jets.

Joe McKnight RB KC Sep 09 '13

Free agent RB/KR Joe McKnight will work out for the Giants Tuesday.

Joe McKnight RB KC Aug 30 '13

FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo reports free agent Joe McKnight has not signed with the Packers and is only working out for the team.

A deal could be forthcoming, but it's not imminent. A previous tweet from McKnight indicated he'd joined the team, and several beat reporters ran with it. Instead, the Packers may be just doing due diligence. Indeed, McKnight could be a good fit for a team in need of a kick returner and change-of-pace back with Randall Cobb nursing an injury and DuJuan Harris on injured reserve.

Joe McKnight RB KC Aug 30 '13

Packers signed RB/KR Joe McKnight, formerly of the Jets.

It's another indication of the Packers' disappointment in fourth-round pick Johnathan Franklin. In Green Bay, look for 25-year-old McKnight to take over as the primary kickoff returner and compete to replace DuJuan Harris as the change-of-pace back behind Eddie Lacy. Lacy's every-down back role is not threatened. Although he's capable of helping Green Bay's special teams, McKnight has very little fantasy football appeal with the Packers.

Joe McKnight RB KC Aug 26 '13

Jets waived RB Joe McKnight.

McKnight entered the summer firmly on the roster bubble, but seemed to be saved by Chris Ivory's injury woes and Mike Goodson's legal troubles. That was not the case, as McKnight barely practiced in camp thanks to injury issues of his own, including a concussion and migraines. McKnight is a solid kick returner, but rushed the ball just 112 times in three years in New York, averaging 4.5 yards per carry. He's had durability issues. His special-teams prowess should land him a new job in relatively short order.

Joe McKnight RB KC Aug 21 '13

Joe McKnight admits he was dealing with a concussion earlier in camp, even though the Jets said he wasn't.

Shameful. McKnight had trouble even standing on the practice field last week, but the Jets kept insisting he was dealing with a "head" injury, suggesting a migraine. The degree to which teams continue to try to mask concussions is alarming. As for McKnight, he's apparently healthy now, and will be active for Saturday's regular season dress rehearsal against the Giants.