Packers Were Clearly Wrong About Tyler Davis After Disastrous Preseason

Larry Rupp
The Green Bay Packers were clearly wrong about Tyler Davis after his disastrous preseason.
The Green Bay Packers were clearly wrong about Tyler Davis after his disastrous preseason. / AP Photos/Morry Gash

The NFL preseason provides players on the roster bubble with a chance to impress the coaching staff. It's safe to say things are going in the opposite direction for tight end Tyler Davis, though. His disastrous efforts have made the Green Bay Packers look completely wrong in their support of him.

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It wasn't too long ago that general manager Brian Gutekunst said the Packers opted not to select a tight end in this year's draft because they believe they "really have something" in Davis. Flash forward a few months and Davis is legitimately playing himself out of a roster spot with his performance.

In Green Bay's 20-10 win over New Orleans on Friday night, Davis hauled in one reception for 7 yards that was immediately fumbled and recovered by the Saints The 25-year-old also drew a holding penalty and wiped out what was a 17-yard gain by the offense. Davis' impact was far from positive.

Keep in mind this came one week after Davis missed a pair of key run blocks and came up empty on the stat sheet against the San Francisco 49ers. One drop he had actually resulted in an interception. He'll have one more shot to showcase his skills in Green Bay's final preseason contest on Thursday.

Davis hauled in four of his five targets during the 2021 season for 35 yards (14 games). Whether or not he can secure a Week 1 spot at TE alongside Robert Tonyan, Josiah Deguara and Marcedes Lewis remains to be seen.

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