Everything you need to know: Eagles sign a familiar wide receiver to their practice squad

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The Eagles lost Bryce Treggs to the Cleveland Browns last night, but it hasn’t taken them long to the fill the void left by the former Cal receiver.

Replacing Treggs is Rashard Davis. 2016’s CAA Special Teams Player of the Year. Davis set the JMU and CAA single-season record for punt return touchdowns last year, returning 15 punts for a school record 426 yards. Alongside this, he recorded 530 receiving yards and 3 scores.

At 5’8, 172 lbs, Davis is a smaller receiver than most, but brings impressive quickness to the table having ran a 4.38 40-yard dash. He’s very reminiscent of a Paul Turner type receiver.

The Eagles attended his pro-day prior to the NFL Draft and of course signed him during the offseason. During preseason, Davis returned a kick for 23-yards and four punts for a combined total of 12 yards. It’s safe to say they have their due diligence. Kenjon Barner came straight into the return game after signing with the Eagles and after losing Donnel Pumphrey and Darren Sproles, Davis may be seen as an insurance policy.. The speed of Davis alone brings a lot of intrigue, and his 13.8 yards per reception average also shows just how productive he can be in the open field.

 

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