The Chiefs will look to add another running back in free agency or the middle rounds of the draft because they believe Knile Davis won’t be ready for the start of the season, according to a Chiefs source.
Davis fractured his fibula and suffered a knee sprain the in the Chiefs playoff loss to the Indianapolis Colts. A fractured fibula normally takes about six-to-eight weeks to heal for the common football player. Randall Cobb broke his fibula in a game against the Baltimore Ravens in October and was able to come back in time for the Packers season finale against Chicago. If the Chiefs really think Davis will not be ready in time for the season then that must mean his knee sprain is far more serious than what was first thought.
This could also be an excuse to add another running back in the draft. The Chiefs don’t seem all that enamored with third-string running back Cyrus Gray, and KC’s playoff game is enough evidence to suggest a team can never have enough depth at running back.
Potential targets for the Chiefs in the middle rounds could include Missouri running back Henry Josey or Oregon’s De’Anthony Thomas, though all of that could change with solid combine performances next month.
Losing Davis for a few games next season could prove to be a blow to the Chiefs special teams plans. Kansas City could potentially lose Dexter McCluster and Quintin Demps from their return teams to free agency, and could really use the dynamic Davis who returned a kickoff for a touchdown last season against the Denver Broncos.
Davis also show strides as a running back, rushing for five touchdowns and receiving another in the last five games of the season (including the playoffs).