Kansas City Chiefs Rumors: Knile Davis Out to Start Season?


Dec 29, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Knile Davis (34) celebrates a touchdown during the Chiefs 27-24 overtime loss to the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stan Liu-USA TODAY Sports

A source tells the folks at WalterFootball.com that Knile Davis will not be ready to start the 2014 season.

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).

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  • shayaan

    since when does walter have a credible source with the chiefs? sounds just like the “rumors” last year that rodney hudson wouldn’t be ready for the season.

    • berttheclock

      er, Walter not a credible source, you say? Go back and read his nothing but raves about Jonathan Baldwin prior to the draft. That one alone is cause for never reading anything Walter says again.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    It’s still way to early to make any real predictions about where he’ll be in 8 months.

  • jeffromac23

    Would love to see Josey in a Chiefs uniform but you have to wonder how long his knee will hold up.

  • unclejesse40

    I like that Tre Mason from Auburn but there is no way he is going to be around in the 3rd. I still think it might be wise of the Chiefs to trade out of the 1st and pick up more picks. One QB typically falls to the end of the 1st round and some team always wants to get back in to grab him, if that happens the Chiefs could set themselves up to get a nice haul of draft picks.