The Seahawks didn't tender Davis a contract for the 2018 season, making him an unrestricted free agent, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports. A 2015 fourth-round pick, Davis never really got a chance in San Francisco but emerged as a contributor in the Seattle backfield last season. He finished the campaign with 240 yards on 68 carries (3.5 average) and 131 yards on 15 catches, providing a strong hint as to why he rarely saw the field for the 49ers. The Seahawks also non-tendered Thomas Rawls, leaving only Chris Carson (ankle/leg), C.J. Prosise (ankle) and J.D. McKissic in the backfield.
Davis compiled 68 carries for 240 yards and 15 catches (on 18 targets) for 131 yards in six games during the 2017 season. In a backfield beset by injury and ineffectiveness, Davis showed up on the scene late, making his season debut Week 11 against the Falcons. He promptly pulled his groin and missed a game, but upon his return Week 13, he earned a majority of the offensive snaps afforded Seattle running backs. Across the final five games, Davis picked up 159 of 294 such snaps, or far more than J.D. McKissic (99), Thomas Rawls (27) and Eddie Lacy (three). All four are free agents in the offseason, but Davis is restricted, which will allow the Seahawks to match any offer sheet he receives.
Davis was limited to 25 yards on 15 carries and caught four of five targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 21-12 victory over the Cowboys. The Dallas defense limited Seattle to just 136 total yards on the day, but untimely turnovers from the opposition helped key the Seahawks' road victory. Though Davis struggled to find much running room Sunday, it was at least encouraging to see him dominate the backfield work, as Thomas Rawls (five touches) and J.D. McKissic (none) were mostly non-factors. The Seahawks' much-maligned offensive line may continue to inhibit Davis' efficiency in the regular-season finale against an Arizona defense that has yielded just 3.5 yards per carry for the season, a mark that ranks third in the NFL.
Davis (ribs) isn't on the Seahawks' final injury report for Sunday's game against the Rams, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. Davis injured his ribs in the fourth quarter of last week's 30-24 loss to Jacksonville, finishing with 15 carries for 66 yards. He returned to full practice participation Thursday and is locked in as the lead rusher for Sunday's matchup with a Rams defense that has giving up 4.7 yards per carry and 124.1 rushing yards per game this season.
Davis (ribs) was a limited participant at Wednesday's walk-through, Michael-Shawn Dugar of SeattlePI.com reports. Davis came out of Sunday's hard-hitting contest at Jacksonville with a rib injury, but not before cranking out 15 carries for 66 yards. As of Wednesday, Davis seemed confident he'll be ready for a Week 15 matchup against the Rams, per Brady Henderson of ESPN.com. With one practice -- albeit a walk-through -- under his belt, Davis is setting himself up to add to his workload as the week continues. Ultimately, his listing on Friday's injury report will forecast whether an appearance is likely this weekend.
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