Trevor Davis Steals a Roster Spot
Green Bay Packers drafted wide receiver Trevor Davis a few years ago. The moments for him and few and far between. He did have a clutch punt return for a touchdown versus Cleveland last year to save Green Bay frome embarrassment. Davis is primarily used as a returner for kickoffs and punts. He missed the entire training camp with an injury, and many media members think he’ll make the team. That hurts to hearcondidering how deep the wide receiver group is this season.
It’s hard to argue against Davis though after reading the Green Bay Press Gazette’s Ryan Wood’s piece on Davis. Wood lays it out pretty simply… The stats back him up to stay on the team. He’s second in the league for punt return average and led the team last year in tackles from the gunner position. Those are little details in a team, but they’re very hard to replace. Green Bay tried out multiple guys at Davis’ special teams spots, and no one stepped up to the role.
All said, Green Bay’s wide receiver group features the toughest of calls. What do you do? If Davis stays, there is not a chance in hell Green Bay keeps eight wide receivers. Does that mean one of the three rookies heads to the practice squad? Would they get claimed? Green Bay showed enough in the first two preseason games offensively to garner interest from other teams about their receivers. Maybe St. Brown or Valdes-Scantling become the odd man out. We’ll see.
Saturday should be a wild one.