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Dolphins rumors link team to Knile Davis in trade

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The Miami Dolphins could be interested in trading for Kansas City Chiefs running back Knile Davis.

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs have an overload of running backs right now, having just given contract extensions to Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware. The man on the outside looking in is Knile Davis, the team's 2013 third-round draft pick. Recognizing his position on the depth chart is not going to be getting any better any time soon, Davis has, according to multiple reports, asked for a trade from the Chiefs:

The Chiefs have excess running backs. There's a team in South Florida who are looking for a running back, and have not been hiding that fact. The Miami Dolphins have spoken with multiple veteran free agents, they have signed some running backs, they have been reported to be looking at potential draft targets, and they have been rumored to be interested in trading for a runner as well. Could the two sides be linked?

Apparently, yes, they can.

The Dolphins could look at Davis as a depth option, someone to spell second-year runner Jay Ajayi when he needs it, and become a return option, removing Jarvis Landry from that position. Davis probably is not a blockbuster, starting running back type of trade, but he could be an option for the Dolphins if they want to add depth to the team. The Chiefs cannot be asking for much from a running back that they clearly do not have plans to keep and who has not shown much at the NFL level. If the Dolphins can get Davis on the cheap, he can probably be an asset on the team.