Falcons WR Drew Davis likely to miss six weeks with foot injury


The Falcons will be down a wide receiver at the start of training camp.

Reserve Drew Davis will begin camp on the physically unable to perform list after undergoing a “procedure” on his foot, the club said Saturday.

Coach Mike Smith said Davis is anticipated to miss “around six weeks,” according to a team-issued statement.

A third-year pro from Oregon, the 25-year-old Davis appeared in all 16 games for Atlanta in 2013, catching 12 passes for 216 yards and two touchdowns. He also notched seven special teams tackles.

Davis’ injury was discovered at the conclusion of minicamp, Smith said.

Including Davis, the Falcons have 12 receivers, including special teams ace Courtney Roby, whom the club signed last week.

6 responses to “Falcons WR Drew Davis likely to miss six weeks with foot injury

  1. Drew Davis really could start for some NFL teams but with Roddy White, Julio Jones, & Harry Douglas around healthy he’s nice to have around in reserve. Oh, by the way…HE DAT.

  2. 12 WRs going into camp? I assume 5 of those WRs are 6’4″ – 330 pounds, and look like offensive linemen. You can 1,000 WRs but it doesn’t get you a single completion if you get Matt Ryan some time to throw it.

  3. Can anyone name another team that had a lousy O-line in 2013 (there were quite a few) who replaced all 5 starters?
    Atlanta drafted a consensous “can’t miss” rookie. Picked up a former starter with grit and have replaced their finesse TE with one who specializes in blocking.
    So while its true no matter who the WR are in order for them to have max success they need to protect their QB. But its not like it has not been addressed. Also note both Jones and White had top WR production when they were healthy, even with the lousy O-line.

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