Davis Filling the Void for Johnson, Jones

DavisIn April of 2006, the Houston Texans signed wide receiver Andre Davis knowing he was doubted and sent out by three different teams. The sixth year veteran out of Virginia Tech has been solid for the Texans since being activated two weeks ago. In fact, he’s already made Texans history. He’s the second Texans receiver to have at least 100 receiving yards in 22 games. Andre Davis, a 6’1” receiver, has had 9 receptions for 187 yards and one touchdown for the Texans.

Against Indianapolis, he caught a 41-yard touchdown pass over Kelvin Hayden. Last week playing Atlanta he caught an amazing 35-yard touchdown grab from behind the defending Atlanta rookie cornerback, Chris Houston.

Davis began playing football in his junior year of high school in Schenectady, New York. Then at Virginia Tech, Davis became Michael Vick’s big play receiver for the Hoakies. In one quarter of play he scored on a kick return, a run and a reception. The versatile collegiate athlete led the nation with a 22 yard per punt average and ran three returns back for touchdowns in 2001.

His speed and talent inclined the Cleveland Browns to select Davis with their 47th overall pick in 2002. Davis managed to work himself into a starter role for the Browns in 2004, but he was being placed on the IR. Eventually he was traded to the Patriots where he recorded one receiving touchdown while also playing kick returns.

The Bills, who signed him in 2006, took advantage of Davis’ speed on special teams as well. And then he arrived in Houston. Andre Davis began his stint with the Texans fighting for a job amongst the likes of David Anderson, Kennan McCardell, Jacoby Jones and Jerome Mathis for the final receiver spots.

Over the offseason he secured his job, and at the end of August 2007 the Texans cut McCardell. Anderson was cut and resigned last month to add familiar receiver depth. Davis is out to prove he’s reliable, and so far, the receiver who had trouble keeping a job has dug his cleats well into Reliant Stadium for the 2007 season, making an impact for the Texans and stepping up for the injured WRs Andre Johnson and Jacoby Jones.


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One Response to “Davis Filling the Void for Johnson, Jones”

  1. Fernando Hernandez says:

    He Rios you are right that Ricky Williams is needed back in Texas. Good Luck on taking over.

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