Davis (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jets, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports. The Dolphins claimed Davis off waivers from Oakland on Tuesday, so he may not yet be acclimated to his new team's playbook. When fully up to speed, Davis could immediately contribute as a punt returner and depth wideout in Miami.
The Dolphins claimed Davis off waivers from the Raiders on Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. The Dolphins continue to be quite active on the waiver wire, and Davis will land on his third team of the season. Green Bay's 2016 fifth-round pick played two games for the Packers and nine for Oakland this season before heading to Miami. He'll serve an immediate need with the Dolphins as a returner since Jakeem Grant (ankle) is on IR.
The Raiders waived Davis on Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Acquired from the Packers on Sept. 18 for a 2020 sixth-round pick, Davis didn't pan out in his time in the Bay Area. His role on offense has been mostly non-existent since Week 8, and he lost his second fumble in the silver and black on a punt return this past Sunday in Kansas City. Overall, he's averaged 22.3 yards per kick return and 10.6 yards per punt return in his career, so he may draw some interest on the waiver wire.
Davis was unable to bring in either of his two targets during Sunday's 34-3 loss to the Jets. Sunday's loss continued what is now a four-game catchless streak for Davis. He made a splash in his first two games with Oakland, tallying 116 total yards and a touchdown in Weeks 4 and 5, but he has just 40 total yards since. The Raiders might be in for a shootout Sunday against the Chiefs, but Davis doesn't figure to be much a factor given his recent steep decline.
Davis played just one offensive snap in Sunday's 31-24 win over Detroit. With Tyrell Williams back and Zay Jones' recent arrival, Davis has seen his playing time completely disappear. Barring injury, his role will mainly be confined to returning kicks going forward.
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