Ryan Davis‘ 2016 season stabilized to a degree after being a surprise training camp cut, but he will not have a chance to play for the Cowboys during the playoffs. The team placed the pass-rusher on IR and signed Richard Ash off the Jaguars’ practice squad to fill the roster spot.
Davis did not see the kind of playing time in Dallas as he did in Jacksonville in recent years, but he saw action in nine games for the NFC’s No. 1 seed. Mostly used as a special-teamer, Davis recovered a fumble and made just four tackles in his fifth season.
A knee injury suffered Monday night ends his season.
The Jaguars made Davis a rather curious camp cut after placing a second-round tender ($2.55MM) on the then-RFA in March. He played in 30 games for the Jags in 2014-15 and combined to record 10 sacks in that span. Jacksonville moved Davis to linebacker this offseason after using him as an off-the-bench defensive end previously. He signed for $675K to play for the Cowboys in September.
Ash resided behind Davis in the Jags’ defensive line hierarchy, spending most of his two-year stay in Jacksonville on the struggling teams’ practice squads. The second-year UDFA has played in one game in each of the past two seasons.
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