What does each offseason acquisition bring to the Falcons: Tae Davis

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The Falcons made more moves this offseason to improve the roster than any other under the new regime’s tenure. Limited by a mountain of dead money, Arthur Smith and Terry Fontenot were severely handicapped in free agency, until now. Though a number of high profile free agents joined the team, there are some less notable ones that will still be contributors. This continues my series exploring what each offseason acquisition brings to the Falcons, moving on to Tae Davis.

Check out any other parts of the series if you’ve missed them!

Tae Davis

Originally undrafted out of Chattanooga in 2018, Davis has carved out a decent career since joining the Giants and making the roster out of camp. After playing ten games as a rookie, starting four of them, New York waived Davis the following October but quickly caught on in Cleveland.

With the Browns, he appeared in 13 games through the 2020 season and then signed with the Texans in 2021. However, the  6-1 and 224-pound Davis wound up on the injured reserve but still inked another deal with Houston in 2022.

He was waived during training camp and caught on with the Raiders. Unfortunately, he battled injuries in Las Vegas and eventually was waived, then re-joined Cleveland later in the season. Now, he joins the Falcons.

His spot on the roster is certainly not guaranteed, but his presence on special teams gives him a decent shot at making the roster. Davis shouldn’t be expected to challenge for any snaps on defense; those will go to Troy Andersen and Kaden Elliss, with Mykal Walker serving as the primary reserve linebacker.

Davis is a core special teamer, but they are important. An often forgotten facet of the game, special team stalwarts always carve out nice little careers, and he’s accumulated at least 50% of his snaps on special teams every year since entering the league.

Photographer: Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire

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