The Jets are signing wide receiver and return man Rashard Davis.
WR/PR Rashard Davis, who won a National Championship at James Madison, a Super Bowl with the Eagles, and who led the USFL in return yardage, reached agreement with the NY Jets, per his agent @seanstellato.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 26, 2022
Davis has bounced around professional football since signing with the Eagles as an undrafted free agent out of James Madison in 2017. He had multiple stints on Philadelphia’s practice squad that year and earned a Super Bowl ring as a practice squader. He also spent time with the Raiders, Chiefs, and Titans before moving to the CFL and then the USFL. He was also selected in the XFL Draft in 2020 but chose not to play in that league.
The Jets aren’t really in the market for a starting return man since they gave Braxton Berrios a lucrative contract extension in the offseason. They might be seeking a backup they can stash on the practice squad and activate for a game in the event Berrios gets injured. Davis would fit that mold.
The signing was one of a number of roster moves the Jets made on Tuesday.
#Jets activated OT Mekhi Becton, DE Carl Lawson and TE C.J. Uzomah from PUP, so all three could practice tomorrow.— Dennis Waszak Jr. (@DWAZ73) July 26, 2022
They also signed QB Chris Streveler, WR Rashard Davis and OL Isaiah Williams.
And released WR DJ Montgomery, CB Craig James and OL Dru Samia.