The Packers activated Davis (hamstring) from injured reserve ahead of Thursday's game against the Seahawks. Davis will offer the Packers an extra body at receiver with Randall Cobb (hamstring) sidelined for his fifth game of the season, but it's special teams where the 25-year-old is expected to make his biggest impact. The 2016 fifth-round pick was among the NFL's most productive punt returners last season, ranking third among all qualifiers with 12.0 yards per runback. Davis' return to the roster will result in Tramon Williams shedding his special-teams responsibilities and focusing solely on his duties as one of the Packers' starting safeties.
Davis (hamstring) is expected to return from injured reserve and suit up against the Seahawks on Thursday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. Davis has already spent the mandatory eight weeks on injured reserve and appears fully healthy, so he'll be eligible to suit up against the Seahawks in Week 11. The third-year wideout will serve as Green Bay's primarty kick returner, but he's unlikely to see a significant role outside of special teams.
Coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday that Davis (hamstring) will be one of the two players the team designates to return from injured reserve, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports. That means Davis will return to practice this week, initiating a 21-day window with which the Packers can evaluate him for an addition to the 53-man roster. Though Davis' designation comes a day after the team placed fellow wideout Geronimo Allison (groin) on IR, it's unlikely that the third-year player would be counted on to pick up much of the slack on offense. Instead, Davis is expected to make his biggest impact on special teams, where he had served as a return specialist through his first two seasons in Green Bay. Since Davis has already spent the mandatory eight weeks on IR, he'll be eligible to play as soon as Week 11 in Seattle.
Head coach Mike McCarthy does not expect Davis (hamstring) to practice this week, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports. Davis, who's eligible to return to practice this week for the first time, is considered one of Green Bay's most likely candidates to be activated off IR this season. However, it doesn't seem as if the return specialist is particularly close to being ready for game action, which presumably keeps the door open for Ty Montgomery to continue handling kickoff returns while Tramon Williams takes care of punts.
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.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||6||4||47||0||2||11.75||4|