The Tennessee Titans are counting on second year wide receiver Corey Davis to step up in 2018 and be a true No. 1 wideout.
But in order for that to happen, Davis has to remain healthy.
So far, that’s been a bit of a battle for the former Western Michigan standout.
Davis left practice early on Saturday and wasn’t at Titans practice on Monday morning.
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We’re only a year into Davis’ NFL career (and he’s still only 23), but it’s a bit concerning that he hasn’t been able to stay healthy for a sustainable amount of time.
Davis missed all of pre-season last year, but he was ready for the season opener against the Oakland Raiders.
The 6-foot-3 wide receiver caught six passes for 69 yards in his first ever NFL game. That’s pretty impressive for a guy that didn’t see any pre-season action.
Davis, however, re-injured his hamstring in week two. He missed the next five games. When he returned, it was clear he wasn’t 100 percent. He didn’t top 50 receiving yards until week 16 against the Los Angeles Rams.
Last year, I didn’t feel the Titans were cautious enough with Davis. I felt they rushed him back too soon.
Perhaps the new coaching staff is taking extra precautions with what they hope will be their franchise wide receiver.
But even if that’s the case, it’s still a bit concerning that a 23 year old wide receiver is already having to take extra days.
Maybe the Titans will wait until Davis is truly 100 percent to get him back on the field. And then maybe the injury bug will be a thing of the past for him.
At this point, however, there are more reasons to be concerned that this could become a recurring issue, than there are reasons that this won’t be an issue for Davis and the Titans.
Davis has the potential be one of the best wide receivers in the NFL, but he’s yet to give us any signs that he can remain healthy.
I don’t think we can label Davis as someone who will always be “injury prone” just yet, but I do think Titans fans should prepare themselves for that to one day be the case.
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