Chiefs rumors: Knile Davis visits Pittsburgh Steelers
- Author: Loretta Pittman Mar 21, 2017,
Mar 21, 2017, 0:39
The Pittsburgh Steelers dipped into the free agent market to fortify depth at two key positions Monday when they signed running back Knile Davis and cornerback Coty Sensabaugh.
Davis was the team's third round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, but he failed to live up to expectations in Kansas City despite substantial buzz entering the league. He was then re-signed by the Chiefs. Shortly after the former Kansas City Chiefs back came to Pittsburgh for a visit, he was given, and agreed to terms, on a one-year contract.
The 25-year-old Davis will have a shot at being Bell's primary backup.
Davis was utilized in the kickoff return game for the Chiefs, and in the 2015 AFC Wild Card game he returned the opening kickoff 106 yards for a touchdown against the Houston Texans. He's rushed for 805 yards and 11 touchdowns, while adding almost 2,000 yards and two touchdowns on kickoff returns.
Sensabaugh, who was drafted originally by the Tennessee Titans in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft out of Clemson, played most of last season with the New York Giants.
In 2016, Sensabaugh agreed to a three-year contract worth around $15 million with the St. Louis Rams and received $4.5 million for his base salary ($1 mil) and roster bonus ($3.5 mil) for playing just four games with the Rams.
Sensabaugh signed a three-year, $15 million contract with the Los Angeles Rams prior to the 2016 season, but was cut October 8 and signed by the New York Giants, with whom he finished the season.