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Packers Give Up on Knile Davis After Two Weeks

Knile Davis’ tenure with the Green Bay Packers lasted all of two weeks and five rushing attempts.

The Packers released Davis after that short look on Monday, which begs the question, what the hell are they doing anyway?

The Packers traded a conditional pick for Davis two weeks ago after both Eddie Lacy and James Starks were sidelined by injury. So the good news here is probably that they won’t have to give anything away for that brief rental.

On the other hand, it looks like another folly for Ted Thompson. First, he didn’t have enough running backs when Lacy and Starks’ injuries happened. Then the guy he traded for wasn’t good enough to be on the team anyway?

Since all of this has happened, the Packers have turned to receiver Ty Montgomery at running back. However, he didn’t play against Atlanta because of an illness. The Packers got around that by giving the ball to their remaining running backs just 13 times.

Instead, they relied on short passes to their receivers in lieu of a running game.

Apparently, that, along with the expected return of Montgomery and, eventually, Starks is expected to be enough.

We would have been interested to see Davis get more than five carries before being discarded, though.

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Mordecai Jones

Mordecai is a writer living in Los Angeles. He primarily writes screenplays, but also does crap like this because GREEN BAY PACKERS, baby!

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10 Comments

  1. Killer October 31, 2016

    My God…!

    Did TT lose a drunken bet? And, as a result, he is required to have only 2 RBs on the active roster and must keep 7 WRs and 6 Safeties. I mean, seriously, he either lost a bet or he and MM are fools, right?

    AMIRITE?

  2. PF4L October 31, 2016

    PF4L
    10/18/2016 at 10:20 am
    Some called this guy “explosive”. So it’s noteworthy that he hasn’t had a rush for over 11 yards since Nov. of 2014.

    1. icebowl October 31, 2016

      You called it PF…

      Good job. You now officially join the ranks of the millions of Packers fans worldwide who are smarter than TT…

      I regret to say I’m not there yet. I stoopidly ignored your prophecy and not only drafted but started the loser on my fantasy team on Sunday…

      I’ll be looking towards you for more advice in the future my friend….

  3. jasfish October 31, 2016

    Trader Ted strikes again! Thank God he saved that 7th round pick by cutting Kniles before the compensation kicked in!! Woohooo!!!!

  4. PF4L October 31, 2016

    It only cost Teddy $51,384.00 to find out why Davis was 4th on the Chief’s depth chart.

    Killer, his family, and 8 cats, could have upgraded to a lot nicer trailer home for that kind of scratch. They could have been happy the rest of their lives. Maybe even had enough money left over for an all expense paid vacation in Racine.

  5. ferris October 31, 2016

    What about that Pressley guy that was faster than greased owl shit? He got what what?? One day of practice before being cut? Teddy is going to the bat phone and calling Ray Rice to tell him to change his name to ” World B Free of women beaters” The name on his jersey would be Beaters.

    1. icebowl October 31, 2016

      Ouch !

  6. Louis Pistoni October 31, 2016

    I was exited about Knile Davis especially as a kickoff returner and a reciever out of the backfield. I speculate that he was cut because he does not fit as a runner in their zone blocking scheme(?) I believe it requires a bit more patience and vision than other blockig schemes. It seems that guys like Davis and Pressley being explosive don`t fit there. God for bid if the Packers make room for an explosive back who can go the distance. They seem to find something wrong with those guys.

  7. Cyberstag November 1, 2016

    TT should just get “clueless ” tattooed to his forehead! time for senile Ted to hang it up.

  8. LLBodyOdor November 1, 2016

    Perhaps the “explosive” label was meant to describe his bowel habits?