Davenport (foot) is participating in individual drills during the opening of OTAs, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports. Davenport is working his way back from offseason surgery to correct an unspecified foot injury. It's not a huge surprise that he's being held out of team drills this early in the offseason and he appears well on track to be ready for the start of training camp this summer.
Davenport revealed Tuesday that he underwent surgery on his foot shortly after the Saints were eliminated from the postseason, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports. Davenport didn't provide details about the type of procedure nor a timeline, but he indicated he played through an injury that would normally be season-ending. He missed three weeks in November while nursing a toe issue, ultimately finishing his rookie campaign with 21 tackles, 4.5 sacks and a forced fumble in 13 regular-season games (416 defensive snaps). With fellow defensive end Alex Okafor scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent, the Saints likely intend for Davenport to seize a starting job ahead of his sophomore campaign. The team traded its 2019 first-round pick to move up to No. 14 overall last year to select the Texas-San Antonio product.
Davenport (toe) does not have an injury designation for Thursday's game against the Cowboys. Davenport was able to fully practice Wednesday despite having been limited to begin the week. The rookie first-round pick has been nursing a toe injury since late October, but appears ready to play through the issue. Expect Davenport to serve his usual rotational role during Thursday's tilt against the Cowboys.
Davenport (toe) is active for Thursday's game against the Falcons. Davenport was able to practice in a limited fashion all week and has evidently managed to recover well enough to suit up Thanksgiving Day. The rookie first-round pick had missed the Saints' previous three games due to a lingering toe injury. Davenport will slot back into his usual rotational role during Thursday's divisional tilt against the Falcons.
Davenport (toe) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Falcons. Davenport has been limited in practice all week due to the toe injury that had sidelined him for the previous three games. The Saints will presumably reassess Davenport's health during a pregame workout before determining his status for the divisional tilt. If the Saints err on the side of caution and hold the rookie first-round pick out for another game, Trey Hendrickson would benefit from an uptick in defensive snaps.
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