Sources: Packers could be without Eddie Lacy for several weeks

GREEN BAY — NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport tweeted out on Tuesday evening, October 18th that the Green Bay Packers could be without the services of running back Eddie Lacy for some time.

This might explain why the Packers acquired running back Knile Davis from the Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday.

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 01: Running back Knile Davis #34 of the Kansas City Chiefs carries the ball as Jake Ryan #47 of the Green Bay Packers defends during the preseason game at Arrowhead Stadium on September 1, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

KANSAS CITY, MO – SEPTEMBER 01: Running back Knile Davis #34 of the Kansas City Chiefs carries the ball as Jake Ryan #47 of the Green Bay Packers defends during the preseason game at Arrowhead Stadium on September 1, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Davis, a 5-foot-11, 227-pound fourth-year player out of the University of Arkansas, was originally drafted by Kansas City in the third round (96th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played in 50 games for the Chiefs during the regular season, registering 775 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns on 233 attempts (3.3 avg.) while also hauling in 31 receptions for 260 yards (8.4 avg.) and one TD. Davis recorded a 27.2-yard average on 69 kickoff returns with two TDs. His 27.2-yard average ranks No. 6 in the NFL since 2013 (min. 40 KR) and the two TDs are tied for No. 2 in the league since 2013. Davis will wear No. 30 for the Packers.