The Packers placed Davis (hamstring) on injured reserve Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Davis first battled the hamstring issue early in the preseason but was able to prove his health before the end of the exhibition slate and earn a spot on the team's final roster. However, it appears he aggravated the injury at some point prior to the Week 1 game against the Bears, resulting in him being one of the team's inactive players for that contest. The Packers either didn't feel Davis was close to making a full recovery from the injury or were satisfied with the existing options at receiving and the return game, prompting the decision to shift him to IR. The third-year player would likely make his greatest impact on special teams if the Packers designate him as one of their two players eligible to return from IR this season.
Davis is inactive for Sunday's season opener against the Bears due to a hamstring injury, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. It's unclear whether Davis' current injury is related to the hamstring issue, which derailed him for months during the offseason. Expected to have served as Green Bay's top kick returner, Davis will need to return to health soon to hold on to his spot on the 53-man roster.
Davis (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's season-opening game against the Bears, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports. Davis managed to earn a spot on Green Bay's 53-man roster, but will not suit up for Week 1. In Davis' place, Ty Montgomery and Jaire Alexander stand to share kick return duties.
Davis totaled 160 yards on seven kick returns and minus-four yards on his only punt return during Thursday's preseason finale against the Chiefs. The Packers clearly gave Davis plenty of opportunities to prove himself as a special-teams asset -- which is Davis' only ticket to a spot on the 53-man roster ahead of Saturday's cutdowns. While Davis came close to breaking one loose on a kick return, he also fumbled on a different attempt and had a so-so night overall. It will be interesting to see if Green Bay opts to keep him in favor of one of their three draft picks at receiver.
Davis returned to practice Monday, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports. Davis immediately began working as a kick returner, with no Packers player emerging in the return game in the 2016 fifth-rounder's absence. Though Davis is not a lock to make the 53-man roster, his success as a return man last season (12.0 yards per punt return) could help the 25-year-old's case. Davis has not yet seen any preseason action, and his last chance to suit up before Week 1 will be this Thursday against Kansas City.
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|6||10/16||San Francisco 49ers||27||29.00|
|8||10/28||@Los Angeles Rams||1||11.33|
|9||11/05||@New England Patriots||28||29.33|
|16||12/23||@New York Jets||15||21.67|
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