The Packers offense started to get back on track over the last two weeks, but the running game is still noticeably absent. Knile Davis wasn't the solution, and just 13 days after trading for him, the Packers have released the running back.

Green Bay gave up a late-round pick to the Chiefs in order to land Davis before Week 7, but he saw minimal action while playing with the Packers. And according to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, the compensation conditions of the trade ultimately were not met, so the Packers will not have to give up anything to the Chiefs.

Davis ran just two times for 1 yard against the Bears on Thursday night in Week 7 and then saw just three rushes for 4 yards against the Falcons in Week 8.

In general, the Packers rushing offense has been completely non-existent over the past two weeks, despite Rodgers starting to round into the form we expect.

Look at these rushing totals for both games combined:

Ty Montgomery9606.70
Aaron Ripowski9424.70
Aaron Rodgers8678.40
Don Jackson6162.70
Randall Cobb5214.20
Knile Davis551.00

Montgomery and Cobb didn't play this past week against Atlanta because of injury, but would have likely seen more rushes if they were able to go. Both guys were reasonably effective out of the backfield -- Montgomery became a target hog near the line of scrimmage as well.

With Eddie Lacy on injured reserve and James Starks already ruled out for Week 9 after having surgery, the Packers are now pretty short on running backs.

The depth chart is just Starks and Jackson, meaning this coming week it could be Jackson and Ripowski manning the backfield again.

Or maybe Rodgers will just throw 50 times again -- he's now averaging 47 pass attempts the last two weeks and 39.3 on the season.