The Chiefs traded running back Knile Davis to the Green Bay Packers on Tuesday, netting a conditional late-round draft pick in return. Davis, 25, was chosen by the Chiefs in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He spent the first two seasons of his career as Jamaal Charles’ backup before ceding that role to Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West. - From kansascity
The trade nets the Chiefs a cap savings of about $700,000, as the Packers will be responsible for the rest of Davis’ remaining $675,000 base salary.
The Chiefs had about $10.8 million in cap room prior to the trade, according to the NFL Players Association.
The trade is a good opportunity for Davis, who essentially fell out of the Chiefs’ primary running back rotation last season.
The Packers, 3-2, are banged up at running back, with starter Eddie Lacy battling an ankle injury and James Starks expected to miss several weeks because of a knee injury.
The trade freed up a roster spot for the Chiefs, who signed four players (inside linebacker Ramik Wilson, cornerback Terrance Mitchell and defensive linemen Rakeem Nunez-Roches and Kendall Reyes) to the active roster.