In advance of this week’s cutdown to 53 players, the Dolphins are calling around and offering players who aren’t in their plans to other teams, writes Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald. According to Salguero, one of the players on the Dolphins’ trade block is cornerback Will Davis, who is being shopped by the club.
Davis, a 2013 third-round pick, was placed on IR in November of 2014 after tearing his ACL. Up until that point, he had only been playing on slightly more than 20% of Miami’s defensive snaps. Coming into this summer, Davis told reporters, including Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald, that he was feeling pretty strong, albeit not at 100%. The fact that Davis found his way back to the practice field at all in June was impressive since an ACL tear typically requires a nine-to-12 month layoff.
Some speculated that Davis could put himself in the mix for the starting cornerback job opposite of Brent Grimes, but things did not pan out that way. As it stands, Davis is on Miami’s roster bubble and ostensibly teetering towards getting bumped off the team. The Dolphins are now going to find out if they can get something for their former third round choice rather than releasing him outright.