"The [Packers] on Monday released the veteran runner less than two weeks after acquiring Davis from the Kansas City Chiefs, the team announced. A source informed of the situation told NFL Network's Mike Garafolo that the compensation conditions of the trade ultimately were not met, so the Packers will not have to give up anything to the Chiefs." NFL
On Sunday, the 4-3 Packers lost by one point in an extremely close, competitive game to the NFC South-leading and very talented Atlanta Falcons. On Monday, the 4-3 Packers (who by the way played the Falcons without their top LB, three top CBs, second WR, and top three running backs) cut Knile Davis. Knile Davis was on the team for 13 days and played 13 snaps. He rushed for 5 yards and caught for 4 yards in his 2 games as a Green Bay Packer. This leaves him at 270th all time on the Packers rushing list.
Not only is Knile Davis the Packers' 270th all time ranked rusher, but he also has broken his ankles 5 times and his collarbone twice. None of those injuries occurred during his historic run as a Green Bay Packer, but still, he has more career ankle breaks than yards receiving as a Packer. Although some (me, definitely me) might argue that the 25-year-old Davis' lack of production in yardage and astounding production in injuryage would suggest his career should probably be over, the powerhouse New York Jets think otherwise, as they just claimed Knile Davis off waivers. Yes, Knile Davis' legacy lives on.
Knile Davis' career is not over, but his Green Bay career is. So, let's examine which is crazier: that Knile Davis played for the Packers for 2 weeks or that he's broken his ankles 5 times?
Time: On the one hand, Knile Davis did play for the Packers for 2 weeks. 2 weeks is 4% of a calendar year. Most people would kill to play 4% of a year for an NFL team. That's two more weeks of being on an NFL team than most people will ever be on an NFL team. However, most people are not NFL runnings backs. Unlike most people, Knile Davis is an NFL running back. Only 2 weeks as a Packer is pretty bad by NFL running backs standards. So, depending on if you look at it through the lens of a non-NFL running back or through the lens of an NFL running back, Knile Davis' stint in Green Bay is either amazing or totally, completely sucky.
Injuries: Some people look at the glass as half-full. Some people look at the glass as half-empty. Knile Davis looks at the glass having broken his ankles 5 times. Most people have 2 ankles, but most people aren't NFL running backs. Knile Davis is an NFL running back and yet still has only 2 ankles. Whereas most people would kill to play for 2 weeks in the NFL, no one would kill to have their ankle broken, let alone 5 times. In fact, most people would probably be killed if they broke their ankles 5 different times, because if someone's ankles break 5 times it's probably because God or science or the government is simply trying to kill them. How else does anyone explain ankles breaking 5 times? No matter how you look at it, Knile Davis' breaking his ankles 5 times is absolutely bonkers-bananas. Did I mention that Knile Davis has broken his ankles 5 times?
Considering these time and injury comparisons--and also considering that 2 weeks as a Green Bay Packer isn't that objectively nuts, as lots of NFL players bounce around the league when they're not established--it's much, much, much crazier that Knile Davis has broken his ankles 5 times. Knile Davis has equally as many ankle breaks as he does yards rushing for the Green Bay Packers. He also has equally as many collarbone breaks as he does games played for the Green Bay Packers. Those 7 combined bone breaks are not glass half-empty. They are not glass half-full. Those 7 combined bone breaks are glass completely-full: completely-full of batshit crazy.