As training camp nears for the Atlanta Falcons, one of the biggest objectives is always getting to the regular season opener with a minimal amount of injuries. Unfortunately, that is off to a rough start, as wide receiver Drew Davis has been placed on the “physically unable to perform” list for training camp as a result of a foot issue.
Jay Adams from the Falcons official website brings the news:
“Drew felt some discomfort in his foot at the end of minicamp,” said Head Coach Mike Smith. “We decided to send him to the doctors for some evaluations and it was determined he had suffered an injury that would require a procedure. He recently had the procedure done and we expect him to miss around six weeks, which is why we have decided to place him on Training Camp PUP.”
In 2013, the 6-foot-1 Davis caught 12 passes for 216 yards and 2 touchdowns, but he was also quite active on special teams for Atlanta, finishing second on the unit in tackles. With a healthy Julio Jones expected by the start of the season to go along with Roddy White and Harry Douglas, there probably isn’t a defined role for Drew Davis in the offense, but he has proved to be a useful player and that makes this a significant loss, especially if there are any setbacks.
With Davis on the shelf for a while, the newly-signed Courtney Roby could see some additional snaps during camp, and it will be interesting to see how things shake out from a playing time perspective. Stay tuned.