Davis signed his one-year free-agent tender on Monday, Nick Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.
Davis started for Denver last season after former starter Danny Trevathan left via free agency, and Davis will expect to start once again in 2017. He had 97 tackles and three passes defensed in 16 games in 2016.
Davis, an undrafted free agent, became a starting linebacker last season, recording 97 tackles, three pass deflections and 0.5 sacks in 16 games. His new contract is worth $2.75 million, a significant raise from what he made last season. "Todd Davis is a physical player; he's a physical, downfield, middle linebacker," head coach Vance Joseph said at the combine last week. "He fits the mold of what we want."
After recording five or fewer tackles in eight of his first 13 games of the season, Davis has now notched 13 tackles in two straight games to go along with his first forced fumble of 2016. His recent production should alert fantasy owners that he could be a player to target in 2017 IDP drafts.
Davis (oblique) is questionable for Sunday's contest against New England.
Davis was held out of practice on Wednesday and Thursday due to his strained oblique but he managed to participate in a limited fashion on Friday. If he's held out look for Zaire Anderson to see some extra time.
|P1||8/10/17||@ CHI||8:00 pm|
|P2||8/19/17||@ SF||10:00 pm|
|3||9/24/17||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 5|
|7||10/22/17||@ LAC||4:25 pm|
|8||10/30/17||@ KC||8:30 pm|
|9||11/5/17||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|12||11/26/17||@ OAK||4:25 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|15||12/14/17||@ IND||8:25 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|2014||New Orleans Saints||3||3||3.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2014||New Orleans Saints||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|