Packers re-sign Tyler Davis

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The Packers re-signed tight end Tyler Davis, the team announced Wednesday.

Davis joined the Packers on Sept. 28, 2021, signing off the Colts’ practice squad. He has played 31 regular-season games with one start and appeared in one postseason contest.

He entered the NFL as a sixth-round choice of the Jaguars in 2020.

Davis appeared in eight games as a rookie for the Jaguars. After Jacksonville cut him following the 2021 preseason, Davis signed to the Colts’ practice squad.

In his first three seasons in the NFL, Davis has totaled eight receptions for 61 yards with 15 tackles on special teams.

The Packers also announced the re-signing of returner/cornerback Keisean Nixon, a move that previously was reported.

Nixon, who played three seasons for the Raiders, joined the Packers last season and earned first-team All-Pro as a kick returner.

Nixon led the NFL with 1,009 kickoff return yards and a kickoff return average of 28.8. His kickoff return average ranks No. 1 in team history for a single season.

Nixon became the third player in team history to lead the NFL in kickoff return yards, joining Al Carmichael (1956, ’57) and Dave Hampton (1971).

4 responses to “Packers re-sign Tyler Davis

  1. They seem to love Davis, and I’ve never figured out why. I guess he has good measurables and potential, but on the rare occasions when he’s in on offense he’s mostly about missed blocks and dropped passes.

  2. While the packers drag their feet on the inevitable all the serviceable backup QB’s sign elsewhere, keep it up.

  3. This move surprises me. The coaches must really love him because from what I’ve seen, his hands aren’t the greatest, he’s not the biggest or fastest and his run blocking is pretty poor.

  4. >> kcarpenter1245 says: This move surprises me. <<

    It shouldn't. GB is moving on from Bobby Tonyan and Marcedes Lewis so Davis provides experience at TE alongside Deguara. He's been a solid contributor on ST and GB didn't tender him as an RFA.

    Experience. Depth. Vet min salary.

    A solid if unspectacular signing.

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