Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A two-time graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Biletnikoff Award.
Davis suffers broken leg
Kansas City Chiefs running back Knile Davis (34) runs during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Indianapolis Colts Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
FAYETTEVILLE Knile Davis suffered a broken fibula and sprained knee in the Chiefs' 45-44 loss to the Colts in Saturday's divisional round of the NFL playoffs, according to multiple reports.
Davis rushed 18 times for 67 yards and caught 7 passes for 33 yards, scoring twice in the loss. The broken leg is the latest in a career full of setbacks for Davis, who twice broke his ankle and broke a collarbone at Arkansas.
Davis only played five games his junior and senior seasons of high school because of ankle and collarbone fractures.
The injury puts a damper on what had been a strong end to the season for the rookie, whose role in the Kansas City offense increased drastically following a Nov. 10 open date. Davis rushed 68 times for 237 yards and 5 touchdowns, and caught 14 passes for 91 yards and 1 touchdown over the Chiefs' final seven games.
Davis also had a franchise-record 108-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in a November game at Denver.
Loggains to interview with Giants
Former Arkansas quarterback Dowell Loggains will interview for a coaching position on the Giants' staff, according to multiple reports.
Loggains is currently the offensive coordinator for the Titans, but is not expected to be retained in Tennessee after head coach Mike Munchack was fired earlier this week. Loggains has served as the Titans' offensive coordinator since last year and has been with the organization since starting as an offensive quality control assistant in 2008.
Tennessee ranked 19th in scoring offense and 22nd in total offense in the NFL this season while playing without franchise quarterback Jake Locker in nine games.
At least two former Razorbacks will be on playoff rosters this weekend.
Quarterback Ryan Mallett is a backup entering the Patriots' home game against the Colts and offensive lineman Alvin Bailey is a Seahawks backup against the Saints.
Knile Davis (Chiefs), Jason Peters (Eagles) and Brett Goode (Packers) were former Arkansas players eliminated in the first weekend of the playoffs. Peters is slated to play in his sixth Pro Bowl later this month.