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In case you missed it, the New Orleans Saints had one transaction to report today. The team parted ways with injured cornerback A.J. Davis, and signed rookie free agent linebacker Todd Davis to a three-year contract.
Todd Davis joins the team after spending 2010-2013 with the Sacramento State Hornets. Davis went undrafted in May. Coming out of college, Davis was ranked 49 out of 111 inside linebackers. He would be named to the 2013 All-Big Sky First Team, as Davis led the Big Sky Conference and ranked fifth nationally in the Football Championship Subdivision (or FCS) with 10.9 tackles per game. In his entire career with the Hornets, Davis’ highlights include racking up 351 tackles, 9.5 sacks, 3 interceptions, 4 forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery in his 45 career games. Draft Insider had this to say about Davis on his scouting report:
"Three-year starter who led Sacramento State in tackles every season since his sophomore campaign. Tough, aggressive linebacker who goes hard after the action. Plays with good lean, pad level, and displays solid movement skills. Flies around the ball and sacrifices his body to make plays. Remains disciplined with assignments and effectively locates the ball. Occasionally lined up at defensive end."
In May, I talked about A.J. Davis and his outlook with the Saints:
"A.J. Davis has one game under his belt in the NFL,and that was the 2012 season finale with the Saints and Panthers, where Davis played on special teams. Davis has had a troubled past in terms of injuries, as he has landed on injured reserve multiple times. Davis’ injury history isn’t the most encouraging, but should he stay, he’s likely going to stick to the team with a special teams role."
In other words, I’m not shocked.
Davis’ immediate role with the team is uncertain.