The Saints have exercised Davenport's fifth-year option, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.
Davenport now remains under contract with the Saints through the 2022 campaign, in an expected move. After taking a step back in 2020, with just 1.5 sacks through 11 appearances, Davenport will now have two more years to prove himself in New Orleans' system.
Davenport racked up 21 tackles (12 solo), 2.0 passes defended and 1.5 sacks across 11 regular-season games for the Saints in 2020.
Davenport's production took a noticeable step back in 2020, at least partially due to the career-low 11 games and 374 defensive snaps played. The tackles and sacks were the lowest marks of his career, and he failed to force a fumble after forcing four across his first two seasons. Under contract with New Orleans in 2021, he'll look to return and improve on his 2020 numbers.
Davenport (concussion) has been cleared to play in Sunday's game versus the Eagles.
Davenport progressed through the league's five-step concussion protocol and will miss only one game as a result of the injury. Trey Hendrickson continues to start ahead of Davenport, but the two essentially split time at defensive end. That hasn't led to much production for Davenport, as he's posted just 13 tackles, 1.5 sacks and two pass breakups through seven games this year.
Davenport (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Falcons.
Davenport was unable to practice Thursday or Friday after starting to feel the symptoms of a concussion he sustained last Sunday. The defensive end will look to get back out there against the Eagles in Week 14.
Davenport (concussion) didn't practice Thursday, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Per coach Sean Payton, Davenport suffered the concussion in last week's win over the Broncos but didn't start feeling symptoms until later in the week, Luke Johnson of the New Orleans Advocate reports. Davenport will need to have his symptoms subside quickly and clear the concussion protocol in order to suit up Sunday in Atlanta.
Davenport totaled two tackles (one solo) and a sack in the Saints' 27-24 win over the Panthers on Sunday.
Davenport (toe) made his season debut in Week 5 and failed to record a tackle, though he had a better showing against Carolina. Davenport accounted for New Orleans' only sack of the afternoon and will look to build momentum heading into a Week 8 showdown with Chicago.
Davenport (toe) is active for Monday's game versus the Chargers, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Davenport sat out the first four games of the season but has been cleared to return to action. The 2018 first-round pick is expected to start at defensive end and pressure rookie Justin Herbert. Davenport recorded 10.5 sacks over his first two NFL seasons.
Davenport (toe) is listed as questionable for Monday's game versus the Chargers.
Davenport is making progress toward his season debut, as he was limited in practice all week -- the most he's been on the field all year. The 2018 first-round pick is slated to start at defensive end if he's able to suit up, and he'll have the luxury of chasing down rookie quarterback Justin Herbert, who will be playing his first primetime game.
Davenport (elbow/toe) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Detroit, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
Davenport missed New Orleans' last two practices after getting a limited session in Wednesday to start the week. The Saints will be without a number of key contributors Sunday, as wide receiver Michael Thomas (ankle), tight end Jared Cook (groin) and cornerbacks Marshon Lattimore (hamstring) and Janoris Jenkins (shoulder) will be joining Davenport on the sidelines. That group will have an extra day to heal up in Week 5, as the Saints are scheduled to play the Chargers on Monday that week.
Davenport (elbow) was a non-participant in Thursday's practice, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.
Davenport managed to practice on a limited basis Wednesday, so it's somewhat worrying to see him downgrade back to a 'DNP' designation. The 2018 first-round pick still has yet to make his 2020 debut, but he stands to play an immediate starting role once able to take the field.
Coach Sean Payton believes Davenport (elbow) may be able to return in Week 4 versus the Lions, Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Davenport has yet to play in his third NFL season, but he's making progress and logged two limited practices last week. Once he's ready to go, the 2018 first-round pick should immediately start at defensive end and look to build on last year's 31 tackles and six sacks through 13 games.
Davenport (elbow) is inactive for Sunday's game against Green Bay, Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Davenport was initially listed as questionable for Sunday, but he'll ultimately be forced to miss a third straight contest due to his elbow injury. Trey Hendrickson again stands to fill in for Davenport at defensive end.
Davenport (elbow) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
After missing the first two games of the season due to an elbow injury, Davenport set himself up for a return with limited practices both Thursday and Friday. If he returns this weekend, he may split pass-rushing reps with Trey Hendrickson, who filled in for Davenport during his absence but similarly is questionable to play due to a groin issue.
Davenport (elbow) was a limited participant during Thursday's practice.
Davenport has missed the past two weeks of games and practices, so the fact that he was back on the practice field is an extremely positive sign. It's still no guarantee he'll be ready for Sunday night's game against the Packers, but if he's cleared, he'll assume his normal starting role.
Davenport (elbow) has been ruled out of Monday's game versus the Raiders, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.
Davenport hasn't practiced the last two weeks, so it's not surprising that the 24-year-old DE will sit out. Trey Hendrickson was deployed as the starter in Davenport's place in Week 1, but Carl Granderson logged a sizable workload as well.
Davenport (elbow) didn't practice Friday.
The Saints don't play the Raiders until Monday, but Davenport's in danger of missing a second straight game to start the season. The 2018 first-round pick will aim to practice in some capacity Saturday to have a chance at playing Monday, but if he can't go, Trey Hendrickson should start at DE while Carl Granderson rotates in.
Davenport (elbow) was a non-participant in Thursday's practice.
Davenport also didn't practice in any capacity last week, leading to his being inactive for the Saints' win over Tampa Bay in Week 1. If he's unable to progress enough in his recovery to suit up in Las Vegas on Monday, Trey Hendrickson will be in line to draw another start.
Davenport (elbow) is ruled out for Sunday's season opener against the Buccaneers.
Davenport has missed three straight practices due to his elbow injury. Until he retakes the field, Trey Hendrickson will likely start at defensive end for New Orleans.
Davenport (elbow) didn't suit up in Thursday's practice, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
It was the second consecutive day that Davenport has missed practice completely, casting some doubt for his Week 1 availability. He'll have one more practice to have a chance to suit up in before Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, but if he can't go, Trey Hendrickson would likely be in line for the start at defensive end.
Defensive line coach Ryan Nielsen said Davenport (foot) is expected to make big strides entering his third season.
The 2018 first-round pick has been solid but not outstanding through his first two seasons, recording 53 total tackles, 10.5 sacks and four forced fumbles in 26 games. Davenport underwent foot surgery in mid-December after suffering a Lisfranc injury, but there have been no apparent setbacks in his rehab program.
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|Mon 09/21||@ LV||L 24-34||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 09/27||@ NO||L 37-30||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/04||@ DET||L 35-29||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Mon 10/12||vs LAC||W 30-27||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0|
|Sun 10/25||vs CAR||W 27-24||1||1||2||1||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/01||@ CHI||W 26-23||2||2||4||0.5||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/08||@ TB||W 38-3||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0|
|Sun 11/15||vs SF||W 27-13||3||0||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/22||vs ATL||W 24-9||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/29||@ DEN||W 31-3||3||0||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/06||@ ATL||L 21-16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/13||@ PHI||L 21-24||2||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/20||vs KC||L 29-32||0||3||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|Fri 12/25||vs MIN||W 52-33||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 01/03||@ CAR||W 33-7||1||1||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 01/10||vs CHI||W 21-9||1||1||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 01/17||vs TB||L 20-30||2||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
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