Nov 23, 2012; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks running back Knile Davis (7) rushes past LSU Tigers corner back Jalen Mills (28) at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. LSU defeated Arkansas 20-13. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs Sign Knile Davies


The completion of Kansas City Chiefs rookie mini-camp has led to the signing of third round pick Knile Davis, a running back out of Arkansas.

Terms of the deal have not been released but OverTheCap.com estimates that his deal is worth around the neighborhood of $2.67 million for four years. This would mean a peak cap value of $801,504 for the 2016 season.

With the Davis signing, the Chiefs now have three of their eight draft picks under contract, with Eric Fisher, Travis Kelce, Nico Johnson, Sanders Commings, and Braden Wilson being the five who have yet to sign. The rookie wage scale that came with the new collective bargaining agreement suggest all of these players should be locked up before training camp starts in July.

Davis will competing with Cyrus Gray and Shaun Draughn as the primary backup to Jamaal Charles.

Davis is the subject of a lot of controversy amongst Chiefs fans who would have liked to see Matt Barkley selected with the pick. Many point to the severe fumbling problem Davis had last season at Arkansas and his long history of injuries that date back to high school.

Still, the potential is there for a dynamic backup for Jamaal Charles should head coach Andy Reid find a solution to Davis’ fumbling and injury problems. Davis ran a 4.37 40 yard dash and did 31 reps on the bench at the NFL combine and showed Heisman-like potential in 2010 season when he rushed for 1,322 yards, 6.5 ypc, and 13 touchdowns for the Razorbacks.

Also, rookie tryout player Justin Glenn tweeted that he had a contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. Glenn, who was a defensive back at Washington, would make the 14th undrafted signing by the Chiefs this offseason if we are to believe his twitter account.

Tags: 2013 NFL Draft Kansas City Chiefs Knile Davis