Packers should keep Trevor Davis on the 53-man roster

Green Bay Packers, Trevor Davis (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Trevor Davis (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /

Wide receiver Trevor Davis should make the Green Bay Packers’ 53-man roster.

Trevor Davis may only have eight regular-season catches to his name in three seasons, but that could all change in Matt LaFleur’s offense. And Davis has done more than enough this summer to deserve a place on the Green Bay Packers roster.

In his first preseason game of the year after returning from injury, Davis dominated, catching five passes for 78 yards and a touchdown. He led the team in each category. Davis also showed how Matt LaFleur could use him out of the backfield with an 18-yard rush.

But what makes Davis so valuable isn’t just his potential as a receiver in LaFleur’s offense, but also his contributions on special teams. He only had one punt return in the game, but showed his talent with a 17-yard return.

Davis had been impressive throughout the summer, but an injury threatened to derail his momentum and potentially cost him a roster spot. Especially as Darrius Shepherd stepped up and performed well in each of the Packers’ three preseason games, and he too showed his ability on special teams.

Now, with the unfortunate injury to Equanimeous St. Brown, both Davis and Shepherd could land a position on the final 53-man roster in a couple of weeks. St. Brown suffered a high ankle sprain and could be out for up to six weeks, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN. The question now is whether the Packers will decide to place St. Brown on injured reserve.

Whether St. Brown has to go to IR or not, the Packers should keep Davis on the roster. He’s proven this summer that in this offense, he has a lot to offer. Davis’ speed makes him a great player to have with the ball in his hands, and he can be used out of the backfield, out wide and, of course, provides plenty of value on special teams.

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Any doubt over his place on the roster should’ve disappeared after an excellent return from injury against the Raiders in preseason.