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NFL report: Davis sees role decrease

By: Andrew Hutchinson
Published: Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Kansas City Chiefs running back Knile Davis (34) returns a kickoff in the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Kansas City Chiefs running back Knile Davis (34) returns a kickoff in the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

When Chiefs star running back Jamaal Charles went down with a torn ACL, it seemingly opened the door for Knile Davis.

However, the former Arkansas running back had only two carries for two yards in the Chiefs’ 18-17 loss to the Bears, continuing a recent trend.

Since Davis scored a go-ahead touchdown late in the Chiefs’ Week 2 loss to the Broncos, he has taken a backseat to Charcandrick West.

Davis didn’t get any snaps on offense in Week 3 or Week 4. Also, he didn’t return any kickoffs in the loss to the Bears.

For the season, Davis has 11 carries for 27 yards (2.5 yards/carry) and one touchdown, one reception for 12 yards and nine kickoff returns for 232 yards.

Here is a look at how the other 12 former Arkansas players on NFL 53-man rosters did in Week 5.

Alvin Bailey – Seattle Seahawks

Week 6: 3:05 p.m. Sunday, vs. Panthers

Bailey was one of the Seahawks’ seven inactive players in Sunday’s 27-24 overtime loss to the Jaguars. His appearance on the inactive list came just a few days after he tweeted he was “thinkin about 31 other cities I’d rather be in then (sic) Seattle right now…”

Season: 4 games, 0 starts (2 offensive snaps, 15 special teams snaps)

Trey Flowers – New England Patriots

Week 6: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, at Colts

Flowers has been dealing with knee and shoulder injuries and was one of the Patriots’ seven inactive players in Sunday’s 30-6 win over the Cowboys. He has yet to make his NFL debut.

Season: 0 games

Brett Goode – Green Bay Packers

Week 6: 3:25 p.m. Sunday, vs. Chargers

The Packers were 1 of 1 on field goals and 3 of 3 on extra points, while punting four times in their 24-10 win over the Rams. Goode was the long snapper on all eight kicks.

Season: 5 games

Chris Gragg – Buffalo Bills

Week 6: noon Sunday, vs. Bengals

In only his second game of the season, Gragg played a career-high 11 special teams snaps in the Bills’ 14-13 win over the Titans. He did not catch any passes.

Season: 2 games, 1 reception, 15 yards

Zach Hocker – New Orleans Saints

Week 6: 7:25 p.m. Thursday, vs. Falcons

Hocker made a 21-yard field goal to tie the game at 10-10 before the Saints lost to the Eagles 39-17. He was also 2 of 2 on extra points.

Season: 5 games, 8 of 10 field goals (80 percent), long of 51 yards, 7 of 8 PAT, 1 blocked

Ryan Mallett – Houston Texans

Week 6: noon Sunday, at Jaguars

Despite being cleared to go back into the game after being shaken up, Mallett remained on the sideline as the Texans went with Brian Hoyer instead. Mallett was 7 of 10 passing for 50 yards and one interception in the game Houston eventually lost 27-20 to the Colts.

It has been reported that Hoyer will start the Texans upcoming game against the Jaguars.

Season: 5 games, 4 starts, 78 of 147 (53.1 percent), 770 yards, 3 touchdowns, 4 interceptions, 51.5 Total QBR, 4 carries, 11 yards, 1 touchdown

Darren McFadden – Dallas Cowboys

Week 6: BYE

With Lance Dunbar out with an injury, it was reported that McFadden would become the Cowboys main pass-catching running back. In fact, in Dallas’ 30-6 loss to the Patriots, McFadden led the team with nine receptions for 62 yards. He also had 16 yards on five carries.

Season: 5 games, 37 carries, 129 yards (2.5 yards/carry), 1 touchdown, 12 receptions, 102 yards, 1 kickoff return, 23 yards

Jason Peters – Philadelphia Eagles

Week 6: 7:30 p.m. Monday, vs. Giants

Despite being listed as questionable with a quad injury, Peters started and played every snap in the Eagles’ 39-17 win over the Saints. He helped Philadelphia gain 519 yards of offense.

Season: 5 games, 5 starts

Darius Philon – San Diego Chargers

Week 6: 3:25 p.m. Monday, at Packers

Philon was one of the Chargers’ seven inactive players in Monday’s 24-20 loss to the Steelers.

Season: 4 games, 0 starts, 2 tackles

Chris Smith – Jacksonville Jaguars

Week 6: noon Sunday, vs. Texans

Smith was one of the Jaguars’ seven inactive players in Sunday’s 38-31 loss to the Buccaneers.

Season: 3 games, 0 starts, 7 tackles, 0.5 sacks, 1 pass deflection

Travis Swanson – Detroit Lions

Week 6: noon Sunday, vs. Bears

Swanson started at center and according to the Detroit Free Press, had a block that sprung a 12-yard run in the Lions’ 42-17 loss to the Cardinals.

Season: 5 games, 5 starts

Jarius Wright – Minnesota Vikings

Week 6: noon Sunday, vs. Chiefs

The Vikings were on their bye during Week 5.

Season: 4 games, 1 start, 5 receptions, 72 yards, 1 carry, 29 yards


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