A predictable move. Possibly one that should have been made last week, but receiver and return man Trevor Davis is practicing with the Green Bay Packers again.
Davis was eligible to start practicing with the team last week. He is eligible to come off injured reserve following Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins.
The Packers haven’t had a competent returner this season. Tramon Williams has been the team’s punt returner and Ty Montgomery was the team’s kick returner. You know how that ended. After the Packers traded Montgomery, they used cornerback Bashaud Breeland as their kick returner against the Patriots.
Williams has averaged 5.1 yards per punt return on the season. Montgomery averaged 21 yards per kick return. Breeland averaged 21.5 on Sunday.
Davis had averaged 22.7 per kick return and an outstanding 12.2 per punt return over his career.
While he brings nothing as a receiver, Davis adds another element as a return man. An element that could help the Packers, if they are truly interested in salvaging their season.
The Packers do have an open roster spot after sending receiver Geronimo Allison to injured reserve. They also have another player who can come off IR in receiver Jake Kumerow. That move doesn’t appear likely at this point.
Everything points to the Packers keeping that second return-from-IR designation for Allison, but that will only be in play if the Packers make the playoffs. Halfway through the season, that is no guarantee.