The Green Bay Packers can’t really afford to let any running backs go, but that didn’t stop them from releasing a tailback they traded for just a few weeks ago.
The Packers have released former Arkansas RB Knile Davis, according to a report from NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.
This move comes as a surprise, as Davis had only spent two weeks with the team after being acquired from Kansas City for a conditional draft pick. The former Razorback had 3 carries during his incredibly brief Packers career, racking up only 5 yards. He also caught two passes on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.
This leaves Green Bay with only one healthy running back on the roster, rookie Don Jackson. He had 4 carries for only 10 yards on Sunday.
The Packers have pretty much played the past two weeks without a running back. Green Bay’s leading rusher Sunday was quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who had 6 carries for 60 yards. Fullback Aaron Ripkowski had 6 carries for 34 yards.
This move could signify that James Starks is expected to return soon. Starks underwent surgery to clean up a knee injury a couple of weeks ago, but wasn’t expected to miss a serious amount of time. Starter Eddie Lacy was placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury that could sideline him for the rest of the season.
This story first appeared on All22.com.