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Published: Tue, March 21, 2017
Sports | By Jaime Goodwin

Knile Davis Signs Steelers Contract After 2016 Season with Chiefs, Packers, Jets

Knile Davis Signs Steelers Contract After 2016 Season with Chiefs, Packers, Jets

The Giants lost a cornerback on Monday when Coty Sensabaugh signed with the Steelers as a free agent, but they added one to their roster as well.

After a standout career at Fort Bend Marshall and later at Arkansas, Davis was drafted in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Packers cut Davis two weeks later and he was picked up by the New York Jets, but cut the next day.

He has 250 carries for 805 yards, a 3.2-yard average, and 11 touchdowns in his four seasons.

The Steelers' defense is typically the backbone of the the heralded franchise while it appears that Pittsburgh will now be leaning mostly on wide receiver Antonio Brown, running back Le'Veon Bell and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger going forward. Davis's primary value for the Chiefs came on special teams with his skill and experience as a kick returner.

In 72 career regular-season games with 29 starts, Sensabuagh has totaled 179 tackles, 1.0 sack, two interceptions and 22 passes defensed. The former Dobyns-Bennett product originally entered the National Football League as a fourth-round draft selection in 2012 by the Tennessee Titans. Signed to a three-year $15 million contract by the Los Angeles Rams in 2016, Sensabaugh only last four games with the Rams before being released.

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