Rashard Davis, New York Jets
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The newest Jet has a Super Bowl ring, as well

Per his agent Sean Stellato, receiver Rashard Davis is on his way to the New York Jets. Davis, a James Madison alum, has one prior game of NFL experience with the 2019 Tennessee Titans.

His New York arrival creates a reunion with general manager Joe Douglas, who was part of the Philadelphia Eagles front office that gave Davis his original chance as an undrafted free agent. Though Davis did not appear in any regular season games, he nonetheless earned a Super Bowl ring when Philadelphia topped the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII.

A Charlottesville, Virginia native, Davis’s most recent professional endeavors came in the rebooted USFL. He ranked 10th in the league in receiving yards (369) while repping the Tampa Bay Bandits.

Davis is perhaps best known for his special teams prowess. In addition to posting 1,549 yards and 11 touchdowns in four years as a receiver at James Madison, Davis had an electrifying senior season on the punt return unit. He averaged 28.4 yards on 15 returns, four of which went the distance for scores. That success carried over to the USFL, where he led all returners with 223 total yards (on 22 attempts) and was one of two returners to take a punt back for a score.

In addition to his time in Philadelphia, Tennessee, and Tampa Bay, Davis has also worked in the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs systems, as well as a brief stint with Saskatchewan of the CFL. In New York, he will likely battle for one of the reserve receiver spots on the roster behind Corey Davis, Elijah Moore, Braxton Berrios, and Garrett Wilson.

Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffJMags

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Geoff Magliocchetti is a veteran football writer with years of credentialed experience with the Jets and Giants. Email: geoffmags90@gmail.com

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