Veteran RB Knile Davis officially passed through waivers unclaimed on Friday and is now an unrestricted free agent.
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 wound up claiming him off of waivers but they did so to have 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.
In 2016, Davis has appeared in six games and ran for three yards on six carries to go along with four receptions for 18 yards receiving and no touchdowns. Davis has also added 144 kick return yards.