Washington signed Davis to a reserve/future contract Monday.
After spending the last few months on Washington's practice squad, Davis has earned a spot on the roster. The 27-year-old has garnered extensive experience as a returner over his four NFL seasons with the Packers, Dolphins and Raiders, amassing 593 yards on punt returns and another 1,297 while running back kickoffs.
Davis signed to Washington's practice squad Wednesday.
The 27-year-old spent training camp in Chicago and had a workout in Houston before finally latching on with Washington. Davis appeared in 14 games between the Packers, Raiders and Dolphins last season, and his primary duties figure to be in the return game if he makes his way to Washington's active roster.
The Texans brought Davis in for a workout, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Davis was a 2016 fifth-round draft pick of the Packers and has played for Green Bay, Miami and Oakland. He was most recently with the Bears in training camp. Davis has extensive experience as a returner, which is likely why the Texans brought him in. Houston's primary returner, DeAndre Carter, had a costly fumble during last week's loss to the Vikings.
The Bears waived Davis on Tuesday, Larry Mayer of the team's official site reports.
Davis bounced around among the Packers, Dolphins and Raiders last season, contributing more as a returner/jet-sweep specialist than a wide receiver. The 2016 fifth-round pick has blazing speed -- he ran a 4.42 40-yard dash -- so he'll seek out a returner role elsewhere.
Davis signed a one-year contract with the Bears on Wednesday.
Davis appeared in 14 games between the Raiders, Dolphins and Packers last season, catching eight passes for 111 yards. The 26-year-old has only 16 catches over his four-year career, and his likeliest path to a roster spot in Chicago will come as a return man.
Davis did not record an offensive snap during Week 17's win over the Patriots.
Davis wasn't targeted during his three-game stint with Miami in 2019, though he did contribute as a kick and punt returner. The return specialist is an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
Davis (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jets, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
The Dolphins claimed Davis off waivers from Oakland on Tuesday, so he may not yet be acclimated to his new team's playbook. When fully up to speed, Davis could immediately contribute as a punt returner and depth wideout in Miami.
The Dolphins claimed Davis off waivers from the Raiders on Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
The Dolphins continue to be quite active on the waiver wire, and Davis will land on his third team of the season. Green Bay's 2016 fifth-round pick played two games for the Packers and nine for Oakland this season before heading to Miami. He'll serve an immediate need with the Dolphins as a returner since Jakeem Grant (ankle) is on IR.
The Raiders waived Davis on Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Acquired from the Packers on Sept. 18 for a 2020 sixth-round pick, Davis didn't pan out in his time in the Bay Area. His role on offense has been mostly non-existent since Week 8, and he lost his second fumble in the silver and black on a punt return this past Sunday in Kansas City. Overall, he's averaged 22.3 yards per kick return and 10.6 yards per punt return in his career, so he may draw some interest on the waiver wire.
Davis was unable to bring in either of his two targets during Sunday's 34-3 loss to the Jets.
Sunday's loss continued what is now a four-game catchless streak for Davis. He made a splash in his first two games with Oakland, tallying 116 total yards and a touchdown in Weeks 4 and 5, but he has just 40 total yards since. The Raiders might be in for a shootout Sunday against the Chiefs, but Davis doesn't figure to be much a factor given his recent steep decline.
Davis played just one offensive snap in Sunday's 31-24 win over Detroit.
With Tyrell Williams back and Zay Jones' recent arrival, Davis has seen his playing time completely disappear. Barring injury, his role will mainly be confined to returning kicks going forward.
Davis caught two passes on as many targets for 26 yards in Sunday's 42-24 loss to the Packers.
Davis has now logged at least 50 offensive snaps in back-to-back games for the Raiders with fellow receiver Tyrell Williams (foot) sidelined, but the former's hefty snap count has resulted in just six total receptions for 68 yards. Williams could very well remain out Week 8 due to his plantar fasciitis, though Dwayne Harris' (ankle) potential return might limit Davis' special teams opportunities. Newcomer Zay Jones, who was a healthy scratch in Green Bay, could also join the equation at wide receiver against the Texans.
The Raiders are expected to rely on Davis more in the passing game Sunday against the Packers with Tyrell Williams (foot) ruled out for the contest, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Williams' absence coupled with the fact that the newly acquired Zay Jones is still getting familiar with the Raiders' offensive playbook will likely leave Davis, Hunter Renfrow and Keelan Doss as Oakland's primary weapons at receiver in Week 7. Though tight end Darren Waller probably profiles as Derek Carr's top target, Davis gained traction as a secondary option in the Week 5 win over the Bears in London, nabbing four passes for 42 yards. He played 75 percent of the offensive snaps in that contest and should be in store for another sizable workload against the team that drafted him in the sixth round in 2016.
Davis caught all four of his targets for 42 yards during Sunday's 24-21 win over the Bears.
Davis, freshly acquired from Green Bay, logged his first receptions as a Raider Sunday after only running the ball in his Week 4 debut and with the team. It didn't turn out too well as, just before scoring what would have been a go-ahead touchdown on a quick screen early in the fourth quarter, he had the ball punched out for a fumble. Davis got a fair amount of playing time due to injuries to Tyrell Williams (foot) and J.J. Nelson (knee). If he still has a big role after the bye in Week 7, Davis will go up against his old teammates in Green Bay.
Davis is a candidate for extra targets in Sunday's Week 5 tilt against the Bears in London with fellow wideouts Tyrell Williams (foot), J.J. Nelson (knee) and Dwayne Harris (ankle) all declared inactive for the contest.
The fourth-year speedster flashed in the Week 4 win over the Colts with a 60-yard rushing touchdown in which he flashed his impressive jets. Davis may have a lot more opportunity to show what he can do as a receiver Sunday given the trio of aforementioned absences, although he'll get the extra reps against a formidable Bears defense.
Davis ran for 74 yards and a touchdown on two carries during Sunday's 31-24 win over the Colts.
Acquired from Green Bay, Davis did his damage on the ground Sunday, scooting for a 60-yard touchdown to cap Oakland's second drive of the game. Davis wasn't targeted during the game and so it's hard to envision where he fits in the pecking order -- presumably fairly low -- but he showed that he has the ability make big plays Sunday. Expect Oakland to continue to use him as a gadget-type player to keep defenses honest.
Davis, who arrived via trade from the Packers on Sept. 18, is slated to serve as the No. 3 receiver in Sunday's Week 4 game against the Colts with J.J. Nelson (coach's decision) and Dwayne Harris (ankle) both declared inactive for the contest.
It's unclear how much of the playbook Davis may have gotten down in his week-plus with the team, but he'll be pressed into duty Sunday behind Tyrell Williams and Hunter Renfrow. The speedy fourth-year wideout can also fill in for Harris in the return game and does bring 31 games of NFL experience to the table, so his incorporation into the offense may not necessarily be an overly difficult one.
The Raiders acquired Davis in a trade from the Packers on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Davis projects to provide the Raiders with depth in the return game while Dwayne Harris (ankle) works to get healthy, and his big-play speed (4.3 second 40-yard dash) could set him up for an immediate role in Oakland's wideout corps. The deal's terms remain undisclosed at this time.
Davis was not targeted in Sunday's victory over the Vikings. He was credited with two punt returns but did not accumulate any yardage.
Davis acted as the Packers' fourth receiver Week 1, playing 17 snaps and making a 28-yard reception, but he was a non-factor on offense in Week 2, playing just four snaps and not seeing even one pass in his direction. Meanwhile, fellow reserve receiver Jake Kumerow played six snaps and caught one pass Sunday. Neither Davis nor Kumerow is playing enough to garner consideration in fantasy leagues, but the Week 2 usage gives Kumerow the slight edge among the two moving forward. Davis will continue seeing plenty of action on special teams, though, as he remains the Packers' primary returner on both punts and kickoffs.
Davis had one reception for 28 yards in Thursday's victory over the Bears. He also had one punt return for one yard.
Davis was expected to handle the return duties for the Packers, and he did just that, even though his opportunities were minimal. What was a bit unexpected, though, was that Davis finished fourth among Packers receivers in snaps, behind No. 3 wideout Geronimo Allison as expected, but ahead of Jake Kumerow, who looked to be on track to open the season in the No. 4 spot. Davis' reception was the only catch among the trio, so it's unlikely major changes will be made to the depth chart heading into Week 2. That could change in the coming weeks, but for now, consider Davis the Packers' fourth receiver.
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