Davis (ankle) could benefit significantly from the press coverage that is a key component of new defensive coordinator Todd Bowles' 3-4 scheme, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports. Davis was thrown into the fire during his rookie season after Vernon Hargreaves suffered what turned out to be a season-ending shoulder injury in the opener versus the Saints. The Auburn product wrapped up the campaign with 40 tackles (36 solo), four defensed passes, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery over 13 games, allowing a 47.2 percent catch rate and four touchdowns on throws against him. Davis held his own in former defensive coordinator Mike Smith's off-coverage scheme, but Bowles' system plans to incorporate a robust helping of the press coverage that Davis excelled in during his college days at Auburn. At 6-foot-1, 205 pounds, Davis seemingly has the frame to successfully employ that approach at the NFL level, a theory that will start getting tested on practice fields beginning with OTAs in May.
Davis is ruled out to return to Sunday's game against the Falcons due to an ankle injury, Eduardo A. Encina of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Davis was initially listed as questionable to return to Sunday's season finale but will ultimately remain sidelined. With the rookie second-round pick sidelined, Javien Elliott could benefit from a small uptick in snaps.
Davis (knee) is active for Sunday's Week 15 tilt against the Ravens, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports. The rookie's return to action is a welcome sight for a Bucs secondary that has been particularly thin in recent weeks. Davis last suited up in Week 12 against the 49ers and will presumably slide back into his right cornerback spot opposite Brent Grimes on Sunday.
Davis (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. Davis was able to progress to a full practice participant Friday but couldn't shed the questionable tag. The 21-year-old has missed the last two games but appears on track for a return at Baltimore this week.
Davis (knee) will not play Sunday against the Panthers, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. Davis sustained the injury Sunday against the 49ers. The Buccaneers could be thin in their secondary with fellow rookie M.J. Stewart (foot) also ruled out and Brent Grimes (knee) listed as questionable. Ryan Smith and Javien Elliott project to each see an increase in snaps against the Panthers as a result of the multiple confirmed absences, and even more so if Grimes also fails to suit up.
|1||09/08||San Francisco 49ers||14|
|3||09/22||New York Giants||28|
|4||09/29||@Los Angeles Rams||29|
|5||10/06||@New Orleans Saints||20|
|11||11/17||New Orleans Saints||20|