Steelers sign running back Knile Davis

  • Steelers sign running back Knile Davis

Steelers sign running back Knile Davis

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed Kingsport native Coty Sensabaugh to a two-year contract, the team announced today.

He landed with the Giants and served as a role player in NY for the final 10 weeks of the season. Davis ran for 463 yards and six touchdowns, both career highs, with Kansas City in 2014. He ironically wound back up with the Chiefs after being dropped by Green Bay. He also has 34 receptions for 271 yards and a one touchdown.

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 was utilized in the kickoff return game for the Chiefs, and in the 2015 AFC Wild Card game he returned the opening kickoff 106 yards for a touchdown against the Houston Texans.

In 72 career regular-season games with 29 starts, Sensabuagh has totaled 179 tackles, 1.0 sack, two interceptions and 22 passes defensed. He signed a three-year, $14.5 million contract with the Rams last March and was cut in October.

Sensabaugh, who was drafted originally by the Tennessee Titans in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft out of Clemson, played most of last season with the New York Giants.