Giants Cut WR Chris Davis For Failed Physical

June 29, 2010

The New York Giants cut WR/PR Chris Davis yesterday after a failed physical. Davis had only been on the team for about a week. He was signed with the team to replace WR Domenik Hixon, who will be lost for the 2010 NFL season with a torn ACL. Davis would have been primarily used on special teams as a punt returner. This is not reassuring new for Giants fans, who have already lost two players (WR Domenik Hixon, S Chad Jones) for the entire year due to injury.

Now that WR Chris Davis (5’10” 181 pounds) has been cut, it adds to the previous article I wrote about the Giants special teams possibly having some trouble this year. I want to emphasize the word “possibly” because I’m sure that Giants GM Jerry Reese will do everything in his power to replace these guys. But the question still remains, who will the team bring in to bolster the special teams squad? Reese had mentioned (after Hixon went down) that a possible trade was not a far fetched idea. This would be surprising to many fans because Reese does not discuss team business in public, ever. However, with the recent loss of players and question marks still looming in the special teams area, what else can he do? Are there any quality players available without having to make a trade?

WR Chris Davis was a 4th round selection by the Tennessee Titans in the 2007 NFL Draft. He was also waived by the Cincinnati Bengals in March.

-Chad Jones Update: Chad Jones’ father reported yesterday that his son Chad (Giants 3rd round pick in 2010) is looking and feeling much better after his horrible car accident last week. All of us here at the NYG Reporter wish Chad Jones a speedy recovery.

Are you beginning to get concerned about all of the players the New York Giants have lost thus far?

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New York Giants Sign WR Chris Davis 6/23/10

June 23, 2010

Just when you thought it was safe to step away for a breath, the G-men lock and load one more time. The New York Giants were awarded WR Chris Davis (5’10” 181 pounds) off waivers by the Cincinnati Bengals today. Davis, who has played with the Titans the past two seasons, is expected to contribute heavily in the return game. WR Domenik Hixon handled the punt return duties but he will miss the entire 2010 season with a torn ACL. The team will need to find a way to replace a very productive Hixon from the 2009 season.

I have to be honest and I mean no offense but I don’t remember hearing about the 26-year-old Chris Davis. I know that GM Jerry Reese is the magic man and can see talent where others might not be able to. If anyone knows something about Davis please leave us a comment below. All I know is that he is 26 years old and that he was a 4th round draft pick (Titans) in 2007. They don’t even have a jersey number listed for him yet. He remains a mystery man as far as I’m concerned until somebody can find out more on him.

Special teams seem like a very unlikely area of concern until you don’t have your regular players on the field. Between rookie punter Matt Dodge and punt returner WR Chris Davis in the mix, special teams will garner some extra attention during training camp in Albany. I expect the coaches will experiment with different looks on the field with different players. You can add special teams to the list, along with the LB battle I expect to start from day one, of interesting training camp battles in 2010.

Have you ever heard of WR Chris Davis before this article came out?

RD –