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Chiefs sign rookie RB Knile Davis

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The Chiefs have signed rookie running back Knile Davis, the club announced Monday.

The 5-foot-10, 227-pound Davis was a third-round pick (No. 96 overall) in April. He declared for the draft after his redshirt junior season at Arkansas.

The 21-year-old Davis has very good speed. He was timed at 4.37 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, second-fastest among running backs. However, he has struggled to stay healthy, with ankle and collarbone injuries hampering him at various points. Also, fumbles were an issue in his collegiate career.

Davis will compete for snaps behind starter Jamaal Charles in the Kansas City backfield.

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3 Responses to “Chiefs sign rookie RB Knile Davis”
  1. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: May 13, 2013 1:47 PM

    One of the great jazz artists of all time.

  2. caloman25 says: May 13, 2013 1:48 PM

    31 reps on the bench press at the combine too. Really strong and fast. He’s more of a downhill runner. Injury history and fumble problems. No idea why they picked him instead of Jonathan Franklin. Boom or bust third round pick.

  3. shayeezy says: May 13, 2013 2:10 PM

    being charles’ backup should help him stay healthy. the guy has elite speed and strength.. if he can sort out his fumbling issue, he could be a nightmare for defenses hoping to catch a breather while charles is catching his.

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