The Chiefs have released wide receiver Felton Davis with a non-football injury designation, per the league’s official transactions page. The release will free up a spot on the roster for defensive back Andrew Soroh, who was re-signed on Friday.
Davis first joined the Chiefs last year as an undrafted free agent out of Michigan State. Unfortunately, injuries have held him back in recent years and, if not for an Achilles tear in his senior year, he likely would have been drafted in 2019.
Davis put himself on the NFL’s radar with 55 catches for 776 yards and nine touchdowns as a junior, setting the table for an even stronger senior year. Davis saw the field for just six games and still managed a 31/474/4 line for the year. The athletic 6’4″ receiver was viewed as a high-upside UDFA pickup for KC at the time, but the injury bug reared its head again. In the team’s final preseason game, Davis suffered a shoulder injury, sending him to the injured reserve list.
His nature of his latest injury is unclear, but it sounds like it’ll be a while before Davis can pursue his next opportunity. The Chiefs, meanwhile, will have to evaluate other options behind wide receivers Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins, Mecole Hardman, and Demarcus Robinson. Byron Pringle, Maurice Ffrench, and Gehrig Dieter are among those battling for the final one or two spots in the group.