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KC Chiefs News: Knile Davis and NFL Free Agency

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KC Chiefs news this morning surrounds running back Knile Davis’ recent comments comparing himself to Jamaal Charles. Also, free agency is still in full effect in the NFL and the Chiefs have some options still lingering out there. 

Kansas City Chiefs fans adore Knile Davis, there’s no doubt about that, but would any Chiefs fan take him over Jamaal Charles? No, definitely not.

Davis, however, has made headlines recently when he said that he believes he’s just as good as the four-time Pro Bowler. While Chiefs fans like Davis, he’s certainly no Jamaal Charles. At least not yet anyway.

Davis has, however, been a terrific backup for the KC Chiefs during his two years in the NFL. He ended up having to step into the Wildcard playoff game in January 2014 when Charles went down with an injury early on in the game.

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Davis went on to rush for one touchdown and catch one touchdown in that game against the Colts in Indianapolis. Last season, he stepped in for Charles again when the former Texas Longhorn went down early against the Denver Broncos in week two. Davis rushed for two touchdowns in that game, and got the nod to start the next week when Charles was ruled out.

Overall, Davis has not only been a great backup running back, but he’s been a menace on special teams as well. He’s had two kickoffs returned for touchdowns in his two seasons in the pros.

The main problem with Davis is his fumbling issues, which he struggled holding onto the ball even in his college days as an Arkansas Razorback. Andy Reid‘s lack of faith in Knile showed early on during his rookie year, but as time went on, the more the trust grew and the more chances Davis got to prove himself.

In other news, NFL free agency is very much still continuing. The Chiefs haven’t made any drastic pickups since they acquired Jeremy Maclin in March, but that could change at any moment.

Here’s what’s going on around Fansided.com. 

Will Kansas City Chiefs’ Knile Davis have more workload in 2015? [Arrowhead Addict]

"Davis has been the go-to man in the return game for the last two years. Even with the speedy De’Anthony Thomas starting to take some returns on occasion, Davis is still the man and will continue to be so."

KC Chiefs: Would Tim Wright Be A Good Option [KC Kingdom]

"Wright, an undrafted free agent out of Rutgers in 2013, signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for his rookie season. He had five touchdowns in a Bucs uniform with 54 receptions for 571 yards. He played in every game as a rookie, and started half of them. Not bad for an undrafted free agent."

Evan Mathis a good fit for the Kansas City Chiefs? [Arrowhead Addict]

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  • "Mathis is 34 years old, but it is likely going to take a minimum of a two-year deal to make a contract happen. Mathis was embroiled in heated talks with the Eagles front office in hopes of a new pact and never got it. Mathis was scheduled to make $6.5 million in 2015 and $7 million in 2016."

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    Chiefs RB Davis thinks he’s just as good as Jamaal Charles [Fox Sports]

    "He hasn’t been given a shot to prove he could be Charles’ equal. Davis has only been viewed as a change-of-pace option despite a stellar career in Fayetteville. Watch what he was able to do to Texas A&M three seasons ago."

    Chiefs RB Knile Davis: There’s no gap between Jamaal Charles and me [CBS Sports]

    "In Davis’ NFL career, he’s run the ball 204 times. He’s averaged 3.5 yards per carry and has scored 10 touchdowns. As a pass catcher, Davis has compiled 27 career receptions for 222 yards and a lone score.Considering Davis has been a backup throughout the entire duration of his two-year career, those numbers aren’t necessarily bad — though his average yards per carry could stand to improve. Now, let’s see how his numbers stack up to the ball carrier who has been hogging all of his carries in Kansas City the last two seasons."

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