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Packers release Knile Davis

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Packers cut ties with the running back they traded for two weeks ago.

NFL: Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

With Eddie Lacy and James Starks sidelined with injuries, the Green Bay Packers have considered multiple ways of manufacturing a running game. However, those plans no longer involve Knile Davis, who the team released Monday.

Davis joined the Packers two weeks ago when general manager Ted Thompson made the surprising decision to aquire him for the cost of a conditional late-round pick. Davis did not play much in his first game, however, and he saw even less action on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.

With so little depth at the position — the Packers have only Don Jackson available among the full-time tailbacks — Davis’ release comes as a bit of a surprise. Perhaps by releasing him now, the team avoids surrendering a draft pick to the Kansas City Chiefs, though the conditions of the deal never became public.

Davis concludes his Green Bay tenure with five carries for 5 yards. He also caught two passes for 4 yards.