The Philadelphia Eagles signed free agent wide receiver Rashard Davis in order to fill out their 10-man practice squad, according to an official announcement from the team. The Eagles had an open spot after Bryce Treggs signed with the Browns.
Davis spent a few weeks on the Eagles’ training camp roster after signing with Philly in mid-August. Here’s what we wrote about him at the time.
The 5-9, 180 pound Davis is a Charlottesville, Virginia native. In four years at James Madison, Davis racked up 114 receptions for 1,549 yards (13.6 average) and 11 touchdowns. In 2016, Davis returned 15 punts for 426 yards (a whopping 28.4 average) and four touchdowns. That’s pretty good!
Davis caught two passes for 12 yards in the preseason. He also returned four punts for 12 yards.
Davis is obviously a long-shot to contribute in the NFL but maybe he’s worth developing as a returner. His college numbers were really impressive in that regard.
For more on Davis, check out this highlights video (music NSFW).
UPDATED LOOK AT THE 2017 EAGLES PRACTICE SQUAD
WR Rashard Davis
CB D.J. Killings
WR Greg Ward Jr.
CB DeVante Bausby
QB Nate Sudfeld
C/G Josh Andrews
TE Billy Brown
LB Nathan Gerry
OT Dillon Gordon
RB Byron Marshall