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Former Packers RB Knile Davis claimed by New York Jets, but will be cut almost immediately

Green Bay’s most recent cut landed with a new team just 24 hours after being released by the Packers, but his tenure there will be even shorter than it was in Green Bay.

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On Tuesday afternoon, players placed on waivers by their NFL teams on Monday had their clocks run out and either went unclaimed and became free agents or landed with new teams. In the case of running back Knile Davis, he will be on the roster of his third team in three weeks. According to the NFL’s transaction wire for this afternoon, Davis was awarded to the New York Jets on waivers, where he would be joining a backfield that includes Matt Forte and Bilal Powell.

However, this report just surfaced from’s Ian Rapoport, which says that Davis will be released again almost immediately:

Fun stuff.

The Jets had a fairly high waiver priority by virtue of their 3-5 record. In order to make room for Davis, they waived their previous third-string running back, Troymaine Pope, who signed with the Seahawks as an undrafted rookie free agent. The Jets had claimed Pope on waivers immediately following final roster cuts before week one.

The Packers did not perform any roster transactions today, so they still have a single open roster spot at this time.