Published: Mon, March 20, 2017
Sport | By Ellis Neal

Former Arkansas RB Knile Davis signs with Steelers

Former Arkansas RB Knile Davis signs with Steelers

The Steelers have signed a kickoff return specialist and a veteran cornerback in free agency.

The Packers cut Davis two weeks later and he was picked up by the New York Jets, but cut the next day. A capable pair of hands in the passing game, the former Chiefs could be a good signing at the right price.

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. Davis struggled upon his return to Arkansas in 2012 with 377 rushing yards. He ironically wound back up with the Chiefs after being dropped by Green Bay. He was most effective as a kickoff returner, averaging 26.8 yards per his 73 returns with two touchdowns, including a 108-yarder in 2014. He also has 34 receptions for 271 yards and a one touchdown.

Sensabaugh probably best fits with the Steelers as a backup slot defender and special teams player.

The Steelers also announced the signing of Coty Sensabaugh to a two-year contract.

Sensabaugh played for the Giants and Rams last season, starting two games of the 13 he played.

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.

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