Chiefs trade Knile Davis to RB-needy Packers
- Author: Marlene Weaver Oct 19, 2016,
Oct 19, 2016, 0:59
To deal with injuries at running back, the Green Bay Packers traded for Kansas City Chiefs backup Knile Davis. McCarthy said that Lacy, who played 31 snaps and ran 17 times last Sunday, is "very sore" with the team's game against the Bears a couple of days away. The Chiefs will receive a conditional late-round draft pick from the Packers, who are short-handed in the backfield. Davis also has returned three kickoffs for touchdowns in his career.
To create room for Davis, the Packers placed cornerback Sam Shields on injured reserve. The Packers rank towards the bottom of the league in return yardage, so expect the Packers to experiment with Knile Davis, a sure handed receiving back and allow him the opportunity to impact games as a returner. He additionally added 260 receiving yards and a score through the air and figures to help Rodgers as a receiver out of the backfield. He is worthy of being a starter in a relief role if injuries sideline Lacy and Starks, just don't be surprised if he loses the ball every once in a while. You're normally not going to tackle Davis with one arm if he's running north with as much speed as he's built up during this play.
The Green Bay running situation was a nightmare Sunday.
The last time GM Ted Thompson traded for a running back was in 2008, for Ryan Grant. He's expected to miss at least a few more weeks. The Packers have seen Davis in live action off and on in recent years in Green Bay's preseason games against Kansas City.