CARL DAVIS MAKES STRONG FINAL STATEMENT IN BID FOR ROSTER SPOT

  • The former third-round pick came up with his biggest play of the preseason in the finale against the New Orleans Saints.

    Carl Davis’ preseason trips to New Orleans have been quite memorable – for very different reasons.adidas Jordan Staal jersey

    The defensive lineman suffered a season-ending ankle injury in the game there last year, which was also the preseason finale. This year,adidas Johnny Gaudreau jersey, he came up with his biggest play of the preseason by picking off a pass to make a strong case for a spot on 53-man roster.

    “I was thinking how last year I was in the locker room just watching,Authentic Jordan Staal jersey,” Davis said after Thursday’s victory. “It kind of got me fired up and I’m like,Authentic Justin Faulk jersey, ‘Hey I am going to go out here and make some plays, just play hard as I can tonight.’ That’s what I did.”

    Davis’ effort was evident,Authentic Jeff Skinner jersey, and he showed his athleticism with his first-quarter interception of quarterback Chase Daniel. Davis dropped back into coverage on the play and snared the pass near the line of scrimmage, and he looked like a natural ball carrier once he got his hands on the football.Authentic Sean Monahan jersey,

    He returned the interception to the 7-yard line, and was still kicking himself after the game for not getting all the way into the end zone. Davis joked that the last time he had an interception was in high school, but he ran that in for a score.

    “I kind of saw daylight, but then the quarterback came out of nowhere,Authentic Johnny Gaudreau jersey,” Davis said. “I just wanted to make sure I didn’t fumble. I was going to try to get there,adidas Sean Monahan jersey,but I got cut down.”

    and the emergence of undrafted rookie Patrick Ricard has made the group even deeper. Ricard also helped himself Thursday by blocking a field goal and playing well in his reps at fullback.,adidas Justin Faulk jersey,Davis entered the preseason finale in the middle of a deep competition for the last few roster spots among defensive linemen. Davis and last year’s fourth-round pick Willie Henry are both vying for jobs

    and the Ravens must decide over the next 24 hours if they have space for all of them on the active squad.,Authentic Duncan Keith jersey,The Ravens have eight defensive linemen on the 90-man roster

    “That’s something I think about every day,” Davis said about the defensive line depth. “I wake up in the morning thinking about [it]. I am trying to make the team,adidas Duncan Keith jersey, so is everybody else. At the end of the day,Authentic Jonathan Toews jersey, you guys have to go out there and play football and give it your all.”

    and the emergence of undrafted rookie Patrick Ricard has made the group even deeper. Ricard also helped himself Thursday by blocking a field goal and playing well in his reps at fullback.,adidas Jonathan Toews jersey,Davis entered the preseason finale in the middle of a deep competition for the last few roster spots among defensive linemen. Davis and last year’s fourth-round pick Willie Henry are both vying for jobs

    and the Ravens must decide over the next 24 hours if they have space for all of them on the active squad.,adidas Jeff Skinner jersey,The Ravens have eight defensive linemen on the 90-man roster