Davis will offer the Packers an extra body at receiver with Randall Cobb (hamstring) sidelined for his fifth game of the season, but it's special teams where the 25-year-old is expected to make his biggest impact. The 2016 fifth-round pick was among the NFL's most productive punt returners last season, ranking third among all qualifiers with 12.0 yards per runback. Davis' return to the roster will result in Tramon Williams shedding his special-teams responsibilities and focusing solely on his duties as one of the Packers' starting safeties.
Davis (hamstring) is expected to return from injured reserve and suit up against the Seahawks on Thursday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Davis has already spent the mandatory eight weeks on injured reserve and appears fully healthy, so he'll be eligible to suit up against the Seahawks in Week 11. The third-year wideout will serve as Green Bay's primarty kick returner, but is unlikely to see a significant role outside of special teams.
Coach Mike McCarthy indicated Wednesday that the team would use one of it's return designations from injured reserve on Davis (hamstring), allowing him to practice this week, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.
Davis' return designation comes on the heels of the team placing wideout Geronimo Allison (groin) being placed on injured reserve. While he won't be able to rejoin the action this week, the return specialist could play as soon as next Thursday against the Seahawks.
Head coach Mike McCarthy does not expect Davis (hamstring) to practice this week, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.
Davis, who's eligible to return to practice this week for the first time, is considered one of Green Bay's most likely candidates to be activated off of IR this season. However, it doesn't seem as if the return specialist is particularly close to being game ready, which presumably keeps the door open for Ty Montgomery to continue handling kickoff returns while Tramon Williams takes care of punts.
Davis (hamstring) can practice for the first time next week, which would open a two-week window to activate him from injured reserve, Jim Owczarski of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Davis was inactive Week 1 due to a hamstring injury that afflicted him at various points during the offseason program, training camp and the preseason slate. On Sept. 11, the Packers decided to place him on injured reserve, likely to allow Davis to focus solely on his health. Whenever he returns to practice, he'll have to prove his hamstring isn't an issue within a two-week span, or risk getting released. If he's activated to the 53-man roster, Davis likely would retake both return jobs, but a regular spot in the receiving corps may be difficult to procure with Geronimo Allison (hamstring), Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown filling in capably as secondary or tertiary options in the passing game.
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