Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Jets' picks: Round 4/112 -- Joe McKnight, RB, 5-11, 198, Southern Cal, McKnight rushed for 1,014 yards as a junior last season, averaging 6.2 yards per carry and has an excellent burst and the ability to shift gears in the open field. His ability to run between the tackles has been questioned at times. - by The Sports Xchange
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03/04/15 - RB Joe McKnight was a sensational find for the Chiefs last year after the former Jets runner and returner sat out most of the 2013 season. With a strong preseason, McKnight earned a roster spot and contributed in two early games with a pair of touchdown catches. But a knee injury ended his season with 13 games left. If healthy, he could return.
09/30/14 - RB Joe McKnight will go to the injured-reserve list at some point on Wednesday. McKnight suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon in practice last week and is headed for surgery and no chance to return in 2014.
09/30/14 - RB Joe McKnight was placed on reserve/injured by the Chiefs Tuesday (Sept. 30).
09/26/14 - RB Joe McKnight was diagnosed with a ruptured Achilles tendon and is headed for surgery that will end his 2014 season.
The injury occurred during Thursday afternoon's practice and he becomes the third Chiefs player this season who suffered a ruptured Achilles. Inside linebacker Derrick Johnson and defensive end Mike DeVito both went out in the season opener and they are now on the injured reserve list.
After his performance against Miami last week where he caught two touchdown passes and had a nice kickoff return, losing McKnight is a huge blow to the Chiefs' depth and takes away a potential weapon from the offense and special teams.
"It's unfortunate because he did have a tremendous game on Sunday," said offensive coordinator Doug Pederson. "It tugs at your heart a little bit because he battled through injury here and injury in New York (Jets) and sitting out of football and knowing just how hard he worked, the time and effort he put in going all the way back to the OTAs. He was a guy that brought energy to that room and brought another skill-set to use. I just want to get him healthy and get back as soon as possible."
McKnight did not play in the 2013 season after he was released last August by the New York Jets. He signed in January with the Chiefs.
No prognosis was given by head trainer Rick Burkholder when he announced the injury to the media Friday.
"He's in the evaluation process right now and we are trying to determine when he'll have the surgery and who will do the surgery," Burkholder said. "It will be up to coach (Andy) Reid and (general manager) John Dorsey to decide his status on the roster."
McKnight had 132 all-purpose yards on 10 touches last Sunday against Miami. He had one rushing play for three yards, caught six passes for 64 yards and two touchdowns and returned three kickoffs for 65 yards.
He certainly was looking forward to playing the Patriots. During his career, McKnight did a good job returning kickoffs again
09/21/14 - RB Joe McKnight was a revelation Sunday with six catches for 64 yards and two scores. McKnight also gained 65 yards on three kickoff returns. McKnight is still only 26. He showed flashes in his first three years in the NFL, all with the Jets. In 2011, for example, he averaged 31.6 yards per kickoff return, including one for a touchdown. He averaged 27.5 yards per kickoff return in 2012 before sitting out last season.