Sunday the Raiders lost wide receiver and return specialist Dwayne Harris to an ankle injury. Wednesday they set about replacing him, making a trade with the Packers to acquire Trevor Davis according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Source: #Packers traded WR/Returner Trevor Davis to the #Raiders. Davis is a 4.3 speed WR and one of the League’s top punt & kick returners who should have an immediate opportunity to compete at WR.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 18, 2019
The former 5th round pick and Cal Bear has spent four seasons in Green Bay almost exclusively as a return specialist.
Like Harris, Davis returns both kicks and punts. Though the 6-1, 188-pounder probably won’t be able to provide what Harris did as a gunner on coverage teams, Davis adds some speed, having run a 4.42 40-yard-dash at the 2016 combine.
Davis started at wide receiver in the Packers’ third preseason game against the Raiders in August. He had 5 catches on 6 targets for 78 yards and a touchdown and added for 1 rush for 18 yards. He returned one punt for 17 yards.
One would presume that performance stuck with the Raiders and now in need of a return man and wide receiver depth, they made the move.