FAYETTEVILLE — Former Arkansas running back Knile Davis agreed to terms with the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday.
The Chiefs announced Davis had signed with organization after wrapping up this weekend’s rookie mini-camp. Davis was drafted in the third round of last month’s NFL Draft.
Davis rushed for 1,322 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2010, which was his best season with the Razorbacks. He missed the entire 2011 season with a broken ankle and struggled in 2012, but was still the first of four former Razorbacks selected in the 2013 NFL Draft.
He is expected to compete for playing time in a Kansas City backfield led by veteran Jamaal Charles.
Davis spent his first few practices with the organization concentraing on ball security, according to the Kansas City Star. Davis struggled with fumbles last season.
“To me, it’s mental, just being aware, keeping it high and tight,’’ Davis told the Kansas City Star. “(Kansas City running backs coach Eric Bieniemy) had us running with the heavy ball and putting the emphasis on keeping it high and tight so when we got the light balls out it was just second nature. I feel like it’s something that can definitely be fixed.”
Davis isn’t the only former Arkansas player who signed with their new teams in the past few days. Tight end Chris Gragg (seventh-round pick) signed with the Buffalo Bills late last week, while wide receiver Cobi Hamilton (sixth-round pick) agreed to terms with the Cincinnati Bengals.
Quarterback Tyler Wilson has not yet agreed to terms with the Oakland Raiders, but did participate in the three-day rookie camp.
“Obviously, picking up a new system, there’s a little bit of rust there,” Oakland coach Dennis Allen said about Wilson according to the San Jose Mercury News. “But throwing the ball, he’s done a nice job. I don’t have any question about his arm strength and his accuracy.”