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NFL Trade Rumors: Will Eagles try to get Chiefs' Knile Davis?

Should the Eagles try to get him?

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After signing running backs Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware to contract extensions, the Chiefs are reportedly looking to trade Knile Davis. Davis is the odd man out in a crowded Kansas City backfield featuring Jamaal Charles along with West and Ware.

It's only natural to wonder if the Philadelphia Eagles would have interest in acquiring Davis. One rumor indicates they've "inquired" about him. Doug Pederson is obviously familiar with the Chiefs running back from their time together in Kansas City. Davis was drafted by the Chiefs in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Under Pederson's time as offensive coordinator, Davis ran for 777 yards on 232 attempts (3.3 average) and 11 touchdowns. He also caught 29 passes for 246 yards (8.5 average) and one score. He's fumbled seven times, which is a lot relative to his limited amount of carries. Davis clearly hasn't lived up to expectations in Kansas City and the Chiefs are ready to move on.

One area where Davis has excelled is on kickoff returns. He's logged 63 career returns for 1,753 yards, which is a respectable average of 27.8. He also returned two kickoffs for touchdowns.

If the cost is low, the Eagles should have some interest in Davis. They have a big need at running back. The oft-injured Ryan Mathews turns 29 in October. He's talented but he's battled with injuries throughout his entire career and he has some fumble issues as well. It's hard to rely on him as a lead back. Darren Sproles, meanwhile, turns 33 in June and is coming off a season where he posted some of the lowest yards per carry and yard per reception rates of his career. Sproles is also on the last year of his contract.

The Eagles shouldn't give up anything too valuable for Davis. Philadelphia does have two seventh round picks this year, though, so taking a low-risk flyer on him could makes some sense.

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