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The New York Jets have claimed running back Knile Davis after brief stint with Green Bay Packers

The Jets lone move on trade deadline day - a waiver claim of former Chiefs and Packers running back Knile Davis

Florham Park, N.J. - The 2016 NFL trade deadline came and passed and the New York Jets still have defensive end Sheldon Richardson on their roster. The team did make a transaction Tuesday claiming former Kansas City Chiefs and Green Bay Packers running back Knile Davis off waivers, according to the agent of Davis - Ian Greengross. Ian Rapoport confirmed the report. 

The Packers acquired Davis on Oct. 18 from the Chiefs for a conditional 2018 seventh-round draft pick when they realized how serious Eddie Lacy's lower body injury was. The team released him Monday after Davis appeared in two games carrying the ball five times for five yards, catching two passes for four yards and returning one kickoff for 18 yards. According to a source close to the Packers, Green Bay will not owe the Chiefs a conditional draft pick because Davis was not on the team long enough. 

In three full seasons with Kansas City, Davis totaled 775 yards with 11 rushing touchdowns. His best season came in 2014 when the running back rushed for 463 yards with six touchdowns and caught 16 passes for 147 yards and one touchdown. 

Davis will likely fit in with the fourth-best rushing attack behind Matt Forte and Bilal Powell. Forte has 542 yards and six touchdowns on the ground while Powell has 213 yards averaging over seven per carry. 


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