Data Scout Notes: 2012: NA...P1stC/P1stM/PWCamp/PDoak/PMaxwell...2011: NA-INJ/P2ndC/PWCamp/PDoak/PMaxwell...2010: 2ndC
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11/16/15 - RB Knile Davis was a healthy scratch for the first time in his three-year career. The former third-round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft has been slowly falling out of the Chiefs' offensive picture this season. In the first half of the season, he had 21 carries for 51 yards and caught two passes for 24 yards. "We ended up putting Knile down but it's not because we don't believe in Knile," said coach Andy Reid. "That's not what it is at all. We're trying to boost our special teams a little bit so we moved Saalim Hakim up (from the practice squad.) We needed some speed we felt on the outside."
10/12/15 - RB Knile Davis appears to have been operating in the shadows of the Chiefs offense through the first five games of the season. After being the solid No. 2 back behind Jamaal Charles the past two seasons, Davis has just 12 touches this season for 39 yards. In the opener against Houston, he saw 18 offensive snaps. Combined in the last four games he has 12 snaps
10/05/15 - RB Knile Davis did not take a snap on offense against Cincinnati, even though he was healthy and did return four kickoffs. It was the second consecutive game that Davis, a 2013 third-round draft choice out of the University of Arkansas, did not play on offense. In replacing Jamaal Charles, head coach Andy Reid has increased the snaps of Charcandrick West and taken them from Davis. "We like to use them all," Reid said of his four backs. "In those situations (against the Bengals) we chose to go with Charcandrick. We haven't lost any confidence in Knile. We think Charcandrick does a pretty good job." In the first four games, former third-round draft choice Davis has 10 touches for 37 yards. West, an undrafted rookie free agent signed last year, has six touches for 21 yards.
09/29/15 - RB Knile Davis (ankle) suffered a sprain in the first half, but was looked at in the locker room and eventually he returned to the field. Davis ended up returning three kickoffs for an average of 31.7 yards a return, but did not touch the ball on offense.
10/29/14 - RB Knile Davis was honored with the AFC special teams player of the week award for his 99-yard touchdown return in last Sunday's victory over St. Louis. It was the second touchdown return of his short NFL career, joining the 108-yard scoring return he posted against Denver last year.
Not bad for a player the Chiefs did not consider a kick return possibility when he joined the team out of the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Head coach Andy Reid said Davis was not considered a possible returner until special teams coordinator Dave Toub got a look at the Arkansas running back in OTAs. Davis had not been a kick returner in high school or college.
"I think with kick returns it's important that you see it and you hit it," said Reid. "You're not dancing in the hole, you see daylight and hit that daylight and hit hard and aggressive and he does that. He's blessed with great speed along with size; he's a powerful young man.
"He's taking great pride in this. It's not been an overnight thing for him. He's taken a massive amount of reps to be able to secure the football when it's kicked and be consistent with that and my hats off to him; nobody works harder than Knile."
So far Davis is averaging 28.2 yards per kickoff return, ranking third in the league and he has just one of two kickoff return scores in the league.