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Steelers Sign RB Knile Davis

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced that they’ve signed former Chiefs RB Knile Davis to a contract on Monday.

Davis, 25, is a former third-round pick of the Chiefs back in 2013. He’s in the final year if his four-year, $2.751 million rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $675,000 for the 2016 season.

The Chiefs traded Davis to the Packers in recent weeks for a conditional 2018 seventh-round draft pick. However, Green Bay elected to cut him loose a few weeks later.

The Jets later claimed him off of waivers but they did so as a contingency option in the event they couldn’t get a deal finalized with C.J. Spiller. After Spiller agreed to terms, the Jets waived Davis and he eventually returned to the Chiefs.

In 2016, Davis appeared in 11 games and rushed for 28 yards on 18 carries (2.5 YPC)  to go along with five receptions for 25 yards receiving and no touchdowns. He also contributed 207 kick return yards on special teams.