RB Knile Davis - Free Agent

6-0, 227Born: 10-5-1991College: ArkansasDrafted: Round 3, pick 2013

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2016 Week 7 vs CHI (2 / 1 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

As Don Jackson went out, Knile Davis saw the field but only briefly. Naturally he wouldn't know the offense well, so this was to be expected. He should play a larger role against the Atlanta Falcons.

2016 Week 8 vs ATL (3 / 4 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 4 / 0 rec)

Davis must still be settling in, because despite a report during the early moments of the broadcast that he and Don Jackson had spent several hours with quarterback Aaron Rodgers going over plays the night before and would be a big part of the offense, Davis was not a factor. At some point the Packers have to give him a chance, but we really have no read on if he's not understanding the plays, just not up to speed or if there is another factor.

2015 Week 1 vs HOU (6 / 16 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)

It was a quiet day for Davis in the Chiefs 27-20 victory over the Texans. He carried the ball 6 times for 16 yards and added on 1 reception for 12 yards. Davis' biggest play on offense came in the second quarter, a 10-yard run on a handoff from Smith out of the shotgun. Davis hit the hole well and made a nice cut to gain the extra yardage. He also handled kick return duties, returning one for 30 yards. Davis remains one of the better backup running backs in the league but his opportunities will be limited. Barring injury, he's little more than a change-of-pace back who will offer the occasional spell for Jamaal Charles.

2015 Week 2 vs DEN (3 / 9 / 1 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Davis' biggest gain of the night could have been the game-winner for the Chiefs, but it was not meant to be. He ran for an 8-yard touchdown to put the Chiefs up 24-17 with 2:15 remaining, a game ultimately won by the Broncos 34-17. Davis received only three carries on the evening and ran for nine yards. He also returned one kickoff for 21 yards. Davis can steal the occasional goal line touchdown here and there, but remains little more than a handcuff for Charles.

2015 Week 3 vs GB (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Davis did not receive any carries on Monday Night but assumed his usual duties of returning kicks. He returned three for 95 yards, including a long of 54 yards. The Chiefs were operating from behind for the whole game, leaving backfield duties firmly in the hands of Jamaal Charles.

2015 Week 4 vs CIN (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Davis did not receive any carries for the second week in a row but still handled kick return duties, returning four for 86 yards. Second-year pro Charcandrick West received five carries and three targets in the passing game, a sign that he may have bypassed Davis on the depth chart.

2015 Week 5 vs CHI (2 / 2 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Davis again received minimal work in the backfield and carried the ball only twice for a total of two yards. Charcandrick West again received the majority of carries behind Jamaal Charles, but the distribution of carries going forward is open for debate. Charles went down with a non-contact injury in the third quarter which is feared to be a season-ending tear of his right ACL. There is no immediate clarity on how the backfield will shake out for the rest of the year, but the team will be bringing several veterans in for workouts this week. Unfortunately we'll have to wait and see what this means for Davis moving forward. The coaches are clearly high on West, but whether that translates into him receiving a full workload or leading any RBBC situations remains to be seen.

2015 Week 6 vs MIN (5 / 13 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)

Knile Davis received five carries in the Chiefs first game without Jamaal Charles. As with the rest of the offense, he didn't walk away with much to show for it, finishing with 13 yards on the day with a long run of 8 yards. Davis caught his only passing target for a 12-yard gain and returned one kickoff for 19 yards. The running game as a whole was not productive on Sunday, generating 57 total rushing yards as a team. Part of the team's lack of a running game can be explained by coming from behind for the entire game, but we still need to see more productivity from the backs as a group. With a lackluster performance from Charcandrick West as he handled the majority of carries, we may see more of a true RBBC approach moving forward.

2015 Week 7 vs PIT (1 / 2 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Knile Davis carried the ball one time for two yards and returned two kicks for 46 yards. He appears to be an afterthought in the Chiefs backfield, even with the season-ending injury to Jamaal Charles. It appears to be the Charcandrick West show for the remainder of the season with Davis relegated to his familiar backup duties.

2015 Week 8 vs DET (4 / 9 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Knile Davis set the tone for the type of day it would be for the Chiefs with a 50-yard kickoff return on the team's first possession. The Chiefs would go on to score their first touchdown of the day and roll to a 45-10 victory over the Lions in London. Davis was again a non-factor in the backfield, carrying the ball only four times for nine yards. The team as a whole combined for 206 yards on 32 attempts, with Charcandrick West again handling the bulk of the workload.

2015 Week 18 vs HOU (4 / 12 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

The forgotten man in the Chiefs backfield opened Wild Card weekend with a bang when he returned the opening kickoff of Saturday's game against the Texans 106 yards for a touchdown. The electrifying return set the tone for the game and proved to be the only points the Chiefs would need as their familiar formula of a dominating defense and just enough offense allowed them to leave the Lone Star state with a 30-0 victory. For the return itself, Davis benefitted from outstanding blocking deep in Chiefs territory that opened up just enough room for him to outrun Texans defenders the rest of the way. Davis also received four carries on Saturday his first carries since Week 15 which he was able to convert into 12 yards. He'll remain buried on the depth chart behind Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West for next week's playoff game against the Patriots, but will remain a threat to impact the proceedings on special teams.

2015 Week 19 vs NE (6 / 30 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)

Knile Davis handled change of pace duties behind Charcandrick West, who received the bulk of the carries in Saturday's loss to the Patriots due to the injury to Spencer Ware. He picked up 30 yards on the ground and tacked on two catches for 13 yards, but had an extremely costly fumble on the Chiefs first possession of the second half. On 2nd and 8 at the Patriots 40-yard line, Davis took a short pass from Alex Smith and advanced it for a nine-yards before Chandler Jones forced a fumble that was recovered by the Patriots, who would score a touchdown on the ensuing possession. Davis enters the offseason as a question mark for the Chiefs. He still has a year remaining on his rookie deal, but was clearly bypassed by both West and Ware after Jamaal Charles went down t

2014 Week 1 vs TEN (1 / 3 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)

Davis got into the action early and broke three tackles on a three yard screen play in the first quarter. Due to the Chiefs abandoning the run, he finished with only two touches in the game.

2014 Week 2 vs DEN (22 / 79 / 2 rush, 9 / 6 / 26 / 0 rec)

Davis took over for Charles and showed good speed and power, while still struggling with vision and the ability to stop and start. Davis ripped off a 25 yard run on his very first carry, sprinting through a huge hole. Two plays later he had a 15 yard gain called back because of holding. Davis showed his ball security issues, fumbling a pass from Smith that fortunately bounced out of bounds in the red zone. Two plays later he juked one man and ran into the end zone for an easy 2 yard touchdown. Davis' second touchdown came from 4 yards out and was mostly good blocking and one well-timed cut from Davis. Where Davis failed to match Charles was in the passing game. He has a hard time transitioning from catch to run and had little success when he did catch the ball. Davis showed better patience in the second half on a couple of wide sweeps, using his blockers effectively for big gains. On the next to last play of the game Davis got the call from the 2 yard line and ran directly into the back of his own blocker

2014 Week 3 vs MIA (32 / 132 / 1 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Davis saw a huge workload in the running game and took advantage of it with a career day on the ground. Davis did drop his first target in the passing game and didn't see another one for the rest of the day. A lot of Davis' production early came as a result of him getting what his blockers gave him and not much more. That changed in the second quarter when he had an outstanding 21 yard touchdown run from the fullback position. The line gave him a big hole, and then Davis stiff-armed a linebacker and ran through an arm tackle for a 21 yard touchdown. That run seemed to flip the switch for Davis and he started breaking tackles regularly. He gained 11 on a toss right where he made two defenders miss and almost broke another long touchdown in the 3rd quarter. Davis bounced off a tackler and was taken down by the ankle on a 17 yard gain that would have gone to the house if he'd broken one more tackle. Davis had 2 fumbles late in the game. The first bounced right back to him but he wasn't as fortunate on the second and the Dolphins recovered it.

2014 Week 4 vs NE (16 / 107 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)

Even with Charles back Davis still saw 17 touches and made the most of them. His 48 yard run in the second quarter showcased his straight line speed. Davis ran through an arm tackle at the line of scrimmage on the play and there was no one waiting at the second level. He outran most of the Patriots down the field and was only stopped by a safety that had a 15 yard head start. Davis had a 17 yard run called back in the 2nd quarter but he showed better vision than he has in the past on the play, something he's been missing. On a 16 yard run in the third quarter he dismissed a tackler at the line then carried two defensive backs for a 16 yard gain. Davis had another drop in the passing game but on his lone catch he juked the linebacker out of his shoes and picked up 12 yards. Davis showed some improvement in his vision but his speed and power are still his two best tools.

2014 Week 7 vs SD (10 / 25 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)

Davis was limited in his effectiveness against the Chargers defense. Missing Charles' elusiveness, he often ran straight into the pile or missed the hole completely. He did have a 12 yard gain in the 4th quarter, bouncing outside on an inside run and beating the defense to the sideline. On his other 9 carries he had only 13 yards.

2014 Week 8 vs STL (16 / 49 / 1 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Davis was relatively inactive in the first half but started the second with a bang. His 99 yard touchdown run was a thing of beauty. He saw the cuts and executed them perfectly, then turned on the speed at just the right time. With a 20 point lead the Chiefs turned to Davis to burn clock, and he did that and more. On a 12 play drive that took nearly 7 minutes Davis had 9 carries for 37 yards and a touchdown. His 3 yard touchdown was probably the easiest of the drive, needing only to hurdle a defender at the line and go untouched into the end zone. On the drive he had a 12 and 13 yard run that both finished with punishing hits on the opposing safety. With the Rams defense tired, his downhill style proved unstoppable.

2014 Week 9 vs NYJ (3 / 9 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Davis had a very quiet day with all of his touches coming in the first half. One of his three carries came in the red zone and he picked up a first down on a toss left on 3rd and 1.

2014 Week 10 vs BUF (4 / 1 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)

Davis had 1 carry in the first 58 minutes and coughed up the ball after being hit in the backfield. Curiously, he sat out until the two minute warning and was then given three straight carries to try to ice the game. He was far too intent on protecting the ball to see a hole, and picked up only six yards.

2014 Week 11 vs SEA (5 / 10 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

Davis' Week 10 fumble seemed to have been forgotten as he received two carries on the team's opening drive. On the first he bounced off a tackler to pick up three yards then two plays later he beat a linebacker to the edge for three more and a first down. Early in the second half Davis caught a screen pass in the red zone and made one man miss before rumbling down to the three yard line. He was given a chance to finish the drive but was stuffed in the backfield on 3rd and 1. Davis' final carry came after Charles' long run. He took a sweep right from the 4 yard line and cut up field at just the right time to get for the score.

2014 Week 12 vs OAK (2 / 2 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Davis only had two carries in the game and did not look impressive. He lost three yards on third and one because he hesitated too much in the backfield.

2014 Week 13 vs DEN (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Davis saw no touches in the game outside of 3 kickoff returns.

2014 Week 14 vs ARI (1 / 4 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 3 / 0 rec)

Despite Jamaal Charles injury scare and short absence, Davis only saw one carry in the game. He had little to no success on his three receptions and looked less than confident with the ball in his hands.

2014 Week 15 vs OAK (9 / 11 / 1 rush, 2 / 1 / 70 / 1 rec)

Davis' first two carries were less than inspiring but an injury scare for Charles and the game script allowed him to have some late success. His four yard touchdown run was very well blocked with Davis only facing one defender, who he bounced off into the end zone. His 70 yard reception was a simple circle route, but the linebacker in coverage slipped down and Davis outran the entire Raiders secondary to the house. Outside of those two plays Davis was unproductive on the ground despite his increased workload.

2014 Week 16 vs PIT (2 / 2 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

Davis had little chance against a stacked box and showed no elusiveness on his few carries. His best play came on a circle route out of the backfield where he made a good grab in tight coverage and picked up a first down.

2014 Week 17 vs SD (9 / 23 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Davis' first carry was his best of the day at the start of the second quarter. He showed good patience on the run off right tackle then burst through the hole at the perfect time for a gain of 11. His remaining 8 carries totaled just 12 yards as he struggled to find any momentum.

2013 Week 1 vs JAX (4 / 12 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)

Davis was absent in the first half from the offense and the team went to Cyrus Gray when they needed to spell Jamaal Charles early. When he did get in in the second half, Davis looked very concerned with ball protection which seemed to limit how hard he hit the hole. The team doesn't look like they fully trust him yet.

2013 Week 2 vs DAL (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Davis was in on one kick return and muffed the kickoff forward before fortunately recovering just before the kick team arrived. This will further fuel the team's concerns regarding his hands.

2013 Week 3 vs PHI (6 / 25 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Davis looks like he's back in the good graces of Andy Reid, receiving the RB2 duties in week three against the Eagles. His longest run was a 12 yard run in the second quarter. Davis showed elusiveness on the run but still looked very intent on protecting the football. While he was still in for very few snaps, Davis showed good leg drive and didn't fumble so he's probably safe in this role for now. Anthony Sherman- Sherman saw a major reduction in his targets, but on the one he did get he did a good job of sitting down underneath the zone and picking up a big first down. Sherman had a lot more blocking assignments this week and very few routes run.

2013 Week 4 vs NYG (1 / 2 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Davis didn't get a touch until the 4th quarter and even then it was only a two yard run. He did come in to spell Charles in the second quarter and did a nice job in pass protection.

2013 Week 5 vs TEN (1 / 2 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Though Davis was the only back to get work behind Charles, he was limited to one carry and it was fairly unimpressive.

2013 Week 6 vs OAK (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / -1 / 0 rec)

Davis saw only one touch in the offense and his fumbling concerns surfaced again. On a swing pass in the right flats Davis was cut down for a loss of one and lost the ball. Fortunately for the Chiefs the ball was fumbled out of bounds.

2013 Week 7 vs HOU (2 / 5 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Davis was back in there to spell Charles and saw more action than he did last week. His two carries for five yards were fairly unimpressive, but he did have two hands on the ball, and very little creativity.

2013 Week 8 vs CLE (3 / 13 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)

Davis saw action on the Chiefs first drive and had a very impressive first carry. He showed good burst through the hole and juked a linebacker for a nine yard gain. The excitement quickly waned when he was stuffed on 2nd and 2 after choosing the wrong hole. Davis played sparingly after that until Jamaal Charles had to miss a series with a knee injury. He caught a 12 yard pass on what looked like a broken play, with Alex Smith throwing all the way across the field to find Davis.

2013 Week 11 vs DEN (3 / 13 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)

Davis saw almost all of his action in the second quarter. He looked serviceable running the ball, although still highly preoccupied with not fumbling. He made an easy grab on a screen pass in the red zone and nearly barreled his way into the end zone.

2013 Week 12 vs SD (1 / 3 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Davis saw very little action and only one carry on the day. That play was a read option and Davis plowed straight into the pile with two arms in the ball for a three yard gain.

2013 Week 13 vs DEN (1 / 20 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)

Davis had an outstanding day which included a 108 yard kickoff return for a score. He showed the speed that's kept him in the game plan despite ball security issues and broke two tackles on his way to the end zone. Davis had only one carry one the day, but he made the most of the draw, showing good patience to follow his blockers then running over a safety for a 20 yard gain. Davis was also targeted on back-to-back screens in the 4th quarter and caught both, showing good balance to pick up a first down on 3rd and 5. One would expect after his performance this week that he earned a little more trust as the team considers the impact this year's workload has had on Jamaal Charles.

2013 Week 14 vs WAS (11 / 30 / 1 rush, 2 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)

Davis saw an extended look with Charles resting for the final quarter. For the most part he looked mediocre, running into the line and not showing the same elusiveness as Charles. His 17 yard touchdown run was one of two exceptions. On that play he took a run that was supposed to go right, cut back, hurdled a blocker and ran over a safety before sprinting in to the end zone. He also looked impressive a swing pass from Daniel, catching it in the left flat and breaking a tackle in the open field before picking up 18 yards and a first down.

2013 Week 15 vs OAK (9 / 34 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec)

Davis saw more snaps early in the game but didn't get real involved in the game plan until Jamaal Charles retired at the end of the third quarter. Davis' 17 yard touchdown run involved 3 broken tackles before he drug a 4th defender 3 yards into the end zone. Outside of that run Davis faced a lot of 8 man fronts and showed good leg drive in the little room he was given to carry the ball.

2013 Week 16 vs IND (1 / 2 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Davis saw only one carry, an inside draw, and fumbled after running into his own lineman. Davis also fumbled on a kickoff return but it was covered by his team. When the Chiefs rested Charles late in the 4th quarter, Davis wasn't the back to get the call.

2013 Week 17 vs SD (27 / 81 / 2 rush, 4 / 2 / 5 / 0 rec)

Davis came out of the booth running hard against a Chargers defense that looked like it expected the Chiefs second team to lie down. He picked up 77 of his 81 yards on the ground before halftime. Davis was running hard, but both of his touchdowns came as a result of his offensive line manhandling the Chargers up front. His 17 yard touchdown run in the first quarter came through a gaping hole up the middle and Davis was barely touched. He wasn't touched at all on his two yard touchdown run in the second quarter. Davis refused to go down at first contact early on and ran through several arm tackles. He also made a beautiful cutback at the line on his 18 yard run in the second quarter that ended with him running over a safety. The Chargers defense came out inspired in the second half and had their way with the Chiefs line. Davis was hit immediately on several carries and totaled only 4 yards on 12 carries after halftime. Davis showed that he can succeed behind good blocking and flashed his elite speed on more than one occasion. More importantly, he touched the ball 29 times and didn't fumble it once.

2013 Week 18 vs IND (18 / 67 / 1 rush, 7 / 7 / 33 / 1 rec)

Davis saw extended action due to the Charles injury. He showed good leg drive and determination but a clear lack of the vision and ability to cut of Charles. Davis was stuffed on two first quarter goal line carries but later scored from four yards out behind a wall of blockers. Davis showed excellent awareness on his 10 yard touchdown reception, breaking off his route and finding an open area as Alex Smith scrambled right at him. Davis' most impressive carry was a 13 yard gain in the red zone where he ran through an arm tackle at the line then trucked a safety at the five yard line. He also showed his elite speed to get the edge on a 7 yard run around the left edge. Davis himself left the game with a leg injury with ten minutes remaining and did not return.