Raiders Bolster Linebacker Depth by Signing Recently Cut Veteran
The Las Vegas Raiders have made a move to bolster the linebacker position with the regular season just around the corner. Veteran Tae Davis has been signed one day after his release from the Houston Texans. He'll fight to make the roster during the Raiders final preseason game on Friday night.
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Originally signed as an undrafted free agent in 2018, Davis has appeared in NFL action with the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns. The 26-year-old has racked up 52 tackles, 2.0 sacks and 2 pass breakups in 40 career games. Davis also played in 64% of Cleveland's special teams snaps in 2020.
Keep in mind Davis missed the entirety of the 2021 season due to an undisclosed injury. He was able to fully return for practice with the Texans earlier this offseason, though. With that issue now in the past, look for the former Chattanooga standout to do everything he can to avoid being cut again.
The Raiders linebacker core is seemingly locked in up top with Denzel Perryman, Jayon Brown and Devine Deablo. However, injuries suffered by Micah Kiser and Kyle Fackrell leave the team lacking any kind of depth. They both remain on the injured list, leaving the door open for Davis to make the team.
The Raiders end the preseason with a home matchup against the New England Patriots. Las Vegas then opens the regular season facing the Los Angeles Chargers in SoFi Stadium. Head coach Josh McDaniels' team is slated as a 3.5-point underdog in that one, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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