Davison recorded 31 tackles (22 solo), two forced fumbles and one pass defensed across 16 games in 2017.
Davison averaged just under 37 defensive reps in 2017, as the 25-year-old became an integral member of the Saints young pass-rush unit. Davison is under contract for one more season with the Saints before he becomes an unrestricted free agent. There's a chance he sees an expanded role in 2018 with John Hughes and Alex Okafor slated to become free agents this offseason.
Davison (shoulder) saw just 16 snaps in Sunday's preseason win against the Chargers, Larry Holder of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Davison had offseason surgery to repair a torn labrum but he has since recovered. He appears in line for another year as a top backup along the Saints defensive line.
Davison (shoulder) is expected to return by training camp, Josh Katzenstein of The Times Picayune reports.
Davison underwent surgery in January to repair the torn labrum that impacted him throughout his rookie campaign. He's been rehabbing and recovering for months and is expected to be back in full for the start of training camp. When he returns he'll likely be the top backup at defensive tackle behind starters Sheldon Rankins and Nick Fairley.
|2015||New Orleans Saints||16||18||10.0||8||1.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||New Orleans Saints||15||23||9.0||14||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2017||New Orleans Saints||16||31||22.0||9||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2015||New Orleans Saints||16||1||10||10.0||10||0||0|
|2016||New Orleans Saints||15||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2017||New Orleans Saints||16||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2015||New Orleans Saints||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||New Orleans Saints||15||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||New Orleans Saints||16||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|