Packers trade for Chiefs RB Knile Davis to bolster backfield

The Green Bay Packers acquired running back Knile Davis from the Kansas City Chiefs, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel confirmed on Tuesday morning.

The Kansas City Star was the first to report the trade.

The addition of Davis bolsters the Packers’ ailing backfield. Starting running back Eddie Lacy was questionable (ankle) and James Starks (knee) missed Sunday’s 30-16 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Neither practiced on Monday ahead of Green Bay’s Thursday night game against the Chicago Bears.

Davis, who was mainly used as a returner by the Chiefs, has only one rushing attempt (minus-2 yards) this season.

In three-plus years, Davis has carried 233 times for 775 yards (3.3 average) and four touchdowns. He has 31 catches for 260 yards (8.4) and a touchdown.

Coming out of Arkansas in 2013, Davis ran the 40-yard dash in 4.37 seconds. He had a vertical jump of 33.5 inches and benched 225 pounds a remarkable 31 times.

Davis was a third-round pick of the Chiefs, the No. 96 selection overall.


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