Thursday, December 27, 2007

Eagles pluck CB Davis off Panthers practice squad

The Philadelphia Eagles today announced that they have signed cornerback Tanard Davis to a four-year contract. In order to make room for Davis on the active roster, wide receiver Michael Gasperson was released. Davis will wear jersey number 41.

Davis (5-9, 184) was signed by the Eagles off of the Carolina Panthers practice squad, where he spent weeks three through 16 of this season. He was originally signed by Indianapolis as an undrafted rookie in May of 2006, and went on to attend training camp with the Colts that year only to be released prior to the start of the regular season. Davis was later re-signed to the team’s practice squad where he spent a majority of the 2006 season, earning a Super Bowl ring. He again attended training camp with the Colts in 2007, but was released prior to the regular season.

The 24-year-old cornerback, played collegiately at the University of Miami (FL). Davis walked on to the Hurricanes program as a sophomore wide receiver and went on earn a scholarship prior to his junior year switching to defensive back. As a track standout, he won the Big East title in the 60-meter dash in 2004. Davis grew up in Miami where he attended Southridge HS.

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