The Packers’ newest running back, Knile Davis, arrived in Green Bay just a few hours before practice on Tuesday. He got a quick orientation, his equipment, and was on the field right away to do scout-team and special-teams work in preparation for Thursday night’s game against the Bears.
He hadn’t even gotten a chance to study the playbook yet, but that was next on his agenda after a brief meeting at his locker with local reporters.
“All day today, all day tomorrow, before the game, trying to learn as much as I can,” Davis said of his objective between now and kickoff.
“I’m not sure what they want to do. They haven’t laid it out for me. I’m sure it’s like a gameday decision, but I’ll be ready.”
What role he might have, if any, on Thursday night remains to be seen, the story said. The Packers’ current No. 2 back is Ty Montgomery, but the 5-10, 227-pound Davis brings a speed dimension that’ll be new to Green Bay’s backfield, and he’d be a more traditional back in reserve behind Lacy. Arriving on a short week isn’t ideal as far as getting prepared to play right away, but a small package of plays could be learned in time if need be.