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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07/24/14 - RB Joe McKnight underwent arthroscopic knee surgery after the Chiefs mini-camp was completed and he began training camp on the physically unable to perform list. McKnight is fighting for a roster spot as the No. 3 running back and potentially kick returner.
07/22/14 - RB Joe McKnight (knee) was declared active/physically unable to perform by the Chiefs Monday (July 21).
09/02/13 - RB Joe McKnight had a tryout with the Packers Sunday.
08/27/13 - RB Joe McKnight, whow as released Monday, was uncannily consistent as a kick returner over the last two seasons -- he had 1,073 return yards and a touchdown in 2011 and 1,072 return yards and a touchdown last year -- but he was done in by his injury-prone ways on the field and his flakiness off it. McKnight failed the Jets' conditioning test D Rex Ryan said it was because he had test-taking anxiety D and barely practiced this summer due to what the Jets called a 'head injury.'
McKnight also authored three of the oddest moments of training camp. First he was arrested for unpaid traffic tickets during a traffic stop in New Jersey on an off day. Then, on Aug. 11, he held one of the most contentious press conferences in recent history when he refused to answer most questions -- about his health as well as his recent arrest -- by saying "I'm not getting into that right now."
The next day, McKnight said he needed to take three different breaks in walking to practice and later had to be helped off the field. Later in the afternoon, he got into an altercation on Twitter with a fan whom he thought was a reporter.
08/26/13 - RB Joe McKnight was among 14 players cut by the New York Jets on Monday.
A sixth-round pick out of Southern Cal in 2010, McKnight has been oft-injured through his first three NFL seasons. The team also briefly moved him to cornerback last season when injuries decimated the secondary.
McKnight was expected to make the team this year considering his return skills and the Jets' relative lack of depth in the backfield - Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell are the top two backs, with Mike Goodson yet to report. However, McKnight, who was arrested over the offseason on outstanding warrants for two unpaid traffic tickets, has dealt with migraines and was carted off the practice field after collapsing last week.