Davis is inactive for Sunday's season opener against the Bears due to a hamstring injury, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
It's unclear whether Davis' current injury is related to the hamstring issue which derailed him for months during the offseason. Expected to have served as Green Bay's top kick returner, Davis will need to return to health soon to hold on to his spot on the 53-man roster.
Davis totaled 160 yards on seven kick returns and minus-four yards on his only punt return during Thursday's preseason finale against the Chiefs.
The Packers clearly gave Davis plenty of opportunities to prove himself as a special-teams asset -- which is Davis' only ticket to a spot on the 53-man roster ahead of Saturday's cutdowns. While Davis came close to breaking one loose on a kick return, he also fumbled on a different attempt and had a so-so night overall. It will be interesting to see if Green Bay opts to keep him in favor of one of their three draft picks at receiver.
Davis returned to practice Monday, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.
Davis immediately began working as a kick returner, with no Packers player emerging in the return game in the 2016 fifth-rounder's absence. Though Davis is not a lock to make the 53-man roster, his success as a return man last season (12.0 yards per punt return) could help the 25-year-old's case. Davis has not yet seen any preseason action, and his last chance to suit up before Week 1 will be this Thursday against Kansas City.
Davis (hamstring) did not play in Thursday's preseason game against the Steelers.
Davis has not played in either of the Packers' exhibition games thus far, and he is not a sure bet to make the cut. The best thing going for him is no one has emerged in the return game in his absence, and he has a track record of success there after averaging 12.0 yards per punt return a year ago.
Davis (hamstring) did not participate in Saturday's practice, Michael Cohen of The Athletic reports.
Davis returned to training camp Thursday after dealing with a hamstring injury in May and June, so Saturday's absence may have simply been a scheduled day of rest as the Packers ease their return man back into action. Davis will have a chance to climb the depth chart at wide receiver following the departure of Jordy Nelson, while Geronimo Allison and J'Mon Moore present competition behind Davante Adams and Randall Cobb.
|3||9/23/18||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|5||10/7/18||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 7|
|8||10/28/18||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|9||11/4/18||@ NE||8:20 pm|
|11||11/15/18||@ SEA||8:20 pm|
|12||11/25/18||@ MIN||8:20 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||11||0||3||24||8.0||9||1||0||0||2|
|2017||Green Bay Packers||16||0||5||70||14.0||29||0||2||0||2|
|2018||Green Bay Packers||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||11||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Green Bay Packers||16||0||2||13||6.5||9||0||0||0|
|2018||Green Bay Packers||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||11||3||64||21.3||26||0||0|
|2017||Green Bay Packers||16||31||707||22.8||34||0||0|
|2018||Green Bay Packers||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||11||9||11||115||12.8||55||0||2|
|2017||Green Bay Packers||16||24||22||289||12.0||65||0||3|
|2018||Green Bay Packers||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||11||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||Green Bay Packers||16||5||5.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||Green Bay Packers||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2016||Green Bay Packers||11||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Green Bay Packers||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||Green Bay Packers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|