It’s been a whirlwind few weeks for Knile Davis. As if all of the moving around wasn’t enough though, Tuesday had to be especially frustrating for the fourth-year running back, as for the second time in two days, he found himself out of a job.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Jets announced they had signed Davis, which it seemed would bring his travels to an end for the remainder of the season at least. Yet as Ian Rapoport for the NFL Network reported not long after that news broke, the Jets have apparently had a change of heart and are planning to release Davis as they finalize a deal with free-agent running back C.J. Spiller.
It has to be depressing for Davis, who must be beginning to feel like the most unwanted player in the NFL. Only two weeks ago, the 2012 third-round draft pick was traded from the Chiefs to Packers for a conditional seventh-round pick, then on Monday was waived after two games with his new team.
Once Davis cleared waivers, the Jets swooped in, but apparently have already had a change of heart.
While it’s unfortunate, Davis has not been very effective as a ballcarrier in his career, averaging 3.3 yards per carry, nor is he an exceptional receiver out of the backfield. Fumble issues marred his first two seasons in the league as well.
Still, you never want to see a player jerked around like this, especially the way the Jets went about their business today. This move right here is a sure sign of organizational disarray, not that it should come as any surprise in 2016.
Davis played for Arkansas from 2009-12 where he rushed for 1,862 yards and 19 touchdowns.
–This story was written by All22.com’s Tyler Kulp.