The Seahawks added Davis to their practice squad Monday, Michael-Shawn Dugar of SeattlePI.com reports. After two seasons with the 49ers, Davis tried earning a spot with their rival during training camp. Although he was unable to earn a spot on their 53-man roster, the 24-year-old will look to impress with the Seahwaks' practice unit.
Davis was waived by the Seahawks on Saturday. Davis' career looks like it could use a bit of a reboot. The talented 24-year-old out of South Carolina has struggled to find the right fit and subsequently has been unable to live up to his fantasy chatter. Given his youthful potential, Davis could present himself as a desirable pickup for another locker room.
Davis had six carries for 37 yards and scored a 22-yard touchdown on his lone target in Seattle's second exhibition game Friday against the Vikings. Davis impressed with hard-charging running and showed his speed on the TD reception. However, while he ripped off a 38-yard run, he netted -1 yards on his other five carries. Even so, after two preseason games, he's likely moved ahead of Alex Collins on the depth chart. Davis' chances of making the roster, though, depend on how many running backs the Seahawks keep. Three spots are spoken for, with Chris Carson leading the battle for the fourth spot. If the Seahawks don't keep receiver J.D. McKissic, a former running back who also returns kicks, that could open a spot for Davis.
Davis carried the ball eight times for 33 yards and caught his only target for seven yards in Sunday's 48-17 preseason win over the Chargers. Seattle ran the ball 36 times compared to 28 throws, with Davis leading the way in both carries and yards on the ground in the victory. Despite the workmanlike performance, Davis seems unlikely to carve out much of a role for himself due to the presence of Thomas Rawls, Eddie Lacy, C.J. Prosise and Alex Collins above him on the depth chart.
Davis was claimed off waivers by the Seahawks on Monday, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports. Davis joins Seattle after the division-rival 49ers let him go last week. A fourth-round pick in 2015, Davis has made just 14 career appearances, rushing 54 times for merely 108 yards and a touchdown. His signing now gives the Seahawks over 10 running backs to carry into the summer.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|5||10/08||@Los Angeles Rams||28||25.00|
|7||10/22||@New York Giants||11||13.00|
|12||11/26||@San Francisco 49ers||18||17.00|
|15||12/17||Los Angeles Rams||28||25.00|
|3 Year Avg||27||54||0||5||32||0||8|