Davis was kept to the sideline during Thursday's preseason opener, having missed practice earlier in the week due to an undisclosed injury. Although the nature of the injury remains unknown, the severity of his issue appears to be minor as the Titans simply chose not to rush him back into game action with fellow starting wide receiver Rishard Matthews (undisclosed) still on the PUP list. Davis will look to make his preseason debut next Saturday against the Buccaneers.
Davis returned to practice Tuesday after a one-day absence, but it now seems he isn't quite back at 100 percent, considering the Titans played the vast majority of their starters in Thursday's game. With no indication of a serious injury, Davis could make his 2018 debut in next Saturday's exhibition against Tampa Bay. The Titans' larger concern is fellow starting wideout Rishard Matthews, who remains on the PUP list with an undisclosed injury.
Davis (undisclosed) returned to practice Tuesday, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.
Davis only missed one practice with a minor injury, while the Titans' other projected starter at wide receiver, Rishard Matthews, remains on the PUP list with an undisclosed injury of his own. Taywan Taylor has been filling in on the first-team offense alongside Davis, with Tajae Sharpe and Michael Campanaro also getting some extra reps. Matthews' continued absence should help Davis' bid to assume the mantle of No. 1 receiver.
Davis (undisclosed) did not practice Monday after exiting Saturday's practice early, Ed Bacharach of the Tennessean reports.
Though coach Mike Vrabel wouldn't specify what's ailing Davis, he suggested afterward that the wideout's issue isn't serious. Consider the No. 5 overall pick in last year's draft day-to-day for now.
The Titans didn't draft any wideouts and merely signed Michael Campanaro (31 catches in 24 NFL games) as a replacement for Eric Decker. The front office apparently has confidence in Davis and Rishard Matthews atop the depth chart, with Campanaro, 2017 third-round pick Taywan Taylor and 2016 fifth-round pick Tajae Sharpe likely slated for the Nos. 3-5 spots in some order. Taken with the No. 5 overall pick last year, Davis was nursing an ankle injury at the time he was drafted, then dealt with a nagging hamstring injury throughout much of training camp and the regular season. He ended up catching 34 passes for 375 yards (and no touchdowns) on 65 targets in 11 regular-season games, but did at least finish the year with five receptions for 63 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a 35-14 playoff loss to the Patriots. The Titans are banking on sophomore-year improvement, with the talented wideout likely getting a boost from the presence of new offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur, formerly of the Rams. A lack of overall volume was part of the problem for Davis, Matthews and Marcus Mariota last season, with Tennessee ranking 29th in snaps per game (61.1) and 28th in pass attempts (31.0).
|P3||8/25/18||@ PIT||4:00 pm|
|1||9/9/18||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|3||9/23/18||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|5||10/7/18||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|7||10/21/18||@ LAC||9:30 am|
|Bye: Week 8|
|9||11/5/18||@ DAL||8:15 pm|
|11||11/18/18||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|12||11/26/18||@ HOU||8:15 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|