On Saturday morning, the Kansas City Chiefs announced that they have signed running back Knile Davis, who had been traded to the Green Bay Packers back on October 18, but was released a couple of weeks later on October 31. Davis was a third-round pick of the Chiefs back in 2013 out of the University of Arkansas. He played in 50 games with 233 carries for 775 yards with 11 touchdowns in his three-plus years with the team.
Davis is best known for his 106-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to begin the AFC Wild Card game last year against the Houston Texans. It set the tone for what would become the franchise's first playoff win in more than two decades.
The Davis signing is good timing for the Chiefs, who announced on Friday that running back Spencer Ware wouldn't be playing on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars because of a concussion suffered in last week's game against the Indianapolis Colts.
With veteran Jamaal Charles on Injured Reserve after recently undergoing knee surgery to trim his meniscus, the Davis signing gives the Chiefs three running backs for Sunday—Charcandrick West and Bishop Sankey, who just signed with the team earlier this week, and now Davis.
The Chiefs also announced that they have placed rookie left guard Parker Ehinger on the Injured Reserve list. Ehinger injured his knee in the game last week against the Indianapolis Colts.
Ehinger made four starts this year after winning the starting left guard job out of training camp—playing a total of 229 offensive snaps before his injury.
After Ehinger's injury, Zach Fulton—the former sixth-round pick back in 2014—stepped in at left guard. Fulton has started 25 games in his two-plus seasons with the Chiefs, including games at all three interior offensive line positions.
The Chiefs also moved defensive lineman David King up to the active roster from the practice squad and released offensive lineman Jordan Devey.