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.