The Green Bay Packers didn’t want running back Knile Davis, but the New York Jets did.
Davis was waived on Monday by the Packers, just shy of two weeks after they acquired him in a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs. The Jets were awarded him on waivers on Tuesday.
Do you want to know who the winners and losers are here?
Loser: Green Bay Packers
Yeah, sure, the Packers didn’t have to give up that conditional draft pick they sent to the Chiefs for Davis because they released him so quickly, but they did have to create the roster spot to acquire Davis. To do that they put Sam Shields on injured reserve. They followed that move a day later by putting Eddie Lacy on injured reserve. We suspect both of these guys would be healthy enough to return later in the season, but the Packers only have one return from IR designation to use between them. So they gave up either Lacy or Shields for a guy they gave all of five carries to prove himself. Way to go, shitheels!
Loser: Kansas City Chiefs
Well, this is what you get when you make deals with Big Ted, isn’t it? Not a goddam thing. The Chiefs will get no compensation for Davis for the reason mentioned above. Plus, they also just put Jamaal Charles, their starting running back, on injured reserve. So not only could they probably have used Davis as insurance, but they lost him as a kick returner, where he had a 27.1 career average. Maybe the reason the Packers never make any trades isn’t because Big Ted doesn’t want to. Maybe it’s because everyone knows Big Ted is a duplicitous cunt and therefore won’t deal him.
Winner: New York Jets
Hey, look what we found. A running back and kick returner we had to give up NOTHING for! Woooooooooo!