Good story from ESPN's Adam Teicher on Knile Davis's future with the Kansas City Chiefs. I cringed in the first few paragraphs when Knile was talking about playing so well in the Patriots game ... until the fumble. That fumble was one of those moments where, fan of the team or not, I felt so bad for Knile because everything he had worked for came crashing down.
Moving forward, there is another big question about Knile: Will he make the team? There were multiple reports before the draft that he had asked the Chiefs for a trade and the Chiefs were indeed trying to trade him.
However, Teicher's story says Knile "never asked the Chiefs to trade him and that he never directed his agent to make the request."
I'm not sure if this is semantics about who asked to be traded or what but you don't need the trade reports to know that Knile's role moving forward is uncertain. He is a kick returner and doesn't play much offense. Players like that are always on the roster bubble.
The Chiefs have Jamaal Charles, Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West locked in at running back. Maybe they carry one more. Will it be someone like Knile? Or a Darrin Reaves? Does De'Anthony Thomas or Tyreek Hill factor in here? All questions that will need to be answered this offseason.
Teicher's story includes more quotes from Knile here.