Report: Packers acquire RB Knile Davis from Chiefs via trade

Knile Davis is heading to the Green Bay Packers.

The NFC North squad is adding depth to their running back position with the acquisition from the Kansas City Chiefs, according to the Kansas City Star and ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Packers gave up a conditional late-round draft pick to land Davis.

Davis has rushed for a 775 yards and scored 14 touchdowns in his career. This year, Davis has played in four games for the Chiefs and has rushed for -2 yards on one carry.

Davis' best season came in 2014 where he rushed for 463 yards on 134 carries and scored six rushing touchdowns. Davis also had 16 receptions for 147 yards and one receiving touchdown.

The Packers will face the Chicago Bears on Thursday night. Make sure you’re in the loop – take five seconds to Sign up for our FREE Packers newsletter now!

The Arkansas alum is also a very dynamic kick returner as has scored two kick return touchdowns in his career. This year, Davis has averaged 21 yards per kick return. 

The move was made in large part because of the injuries the Packers have at the running back position. Eddie Lacy is playing with an ankle injury and James Starks is out with a knee injury. It has been reported the Packers have also signed Don Jackson from the practice squad to the active roster.

Show Comments Hide Comments
CBS Sports Store
NFL Cold Weather Gear
Our Latest Stories