Washington released Davis (knee) on Wednesday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports. Davis missed Washington's final three games of the 2020 season -- including a playoff loss to the Buccaneers -- due to a knee injury. The transaction was simply procedural, as Davis was set to become a free agent in March and had already announced plans to retire. Assuming Davis doesn't have a change of heart, he'll end his NFL career with 1,216 tackles, 55 pass breakups, 29 sacks and 13 interceptions over 199 regular-season games. According to Alaina Getzenberg of The Charlotte Observer, Davis will soon sign a one-day contract with the Panthers to retire with the team that drafted him.
Davis (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Eagles, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. Davis originally expected to return in Week 17 after missing last week's loss to the Panthers, but he'll remain sidelined with retirement looming if Washington is to lose.
Davis (knee) announced via his personal Instagram account that he'll retire following the 2020 season. In the message, Davis indicated that he'll return to the lineup for the season finale against Philadelphia after missing last week's loss to the Panthers, who selected him in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft. Washington is in control of its own playoff destiny, so Sunday's game will be Davis' last time on the field if the Football Team doesn't win.
Davis will assume a starting role at strongside linebacker for Sunday's matchup against Seattle, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports. Davis will take over for Cole Holcomb at the position for Week 15, as Holcomb was ruled out of the contest due to a concussion. Davis has been a healthy scratch this season, so the veteran will take on a huge opportunity as the team battles for the division crown. Davis has just five solo tackles and a pass breakup across six games this season.
Davis (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Cowboys, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports. For a second straight game, Davis will serve as a healthy scratch. Kevin Pierre-Louis will continue starting at weak-side linebacker while Cole Holcomb will operate as the strong-side linebacker during Sunday's divisional tilt.
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|2||09/16||New York Giants||8|
|5||10/10||New Orleans Saints||17|
|6||10/17||Kansas City Chiefs||5|
|7||10/24||@Green Bay Packers||19|
|10||11/14||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||26|
|13||12/05||@Las Vegas Raiders||20|
|18||01/09||@New York Giants||8|