The Green Bay Packers don’t have to submit final cuts to the NFL league office for several hours, and the team apparently wishes to use that time to seek a trade partner. According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel’s Tom Silverstein, the Packers have begun shopping Trevor Davis.
Typically, teams don’t shop a player in the hours before final cutdown if it intends to keep him on the 53-man roster. That would suggest the Packers have already decided to move on from Davis and simply hope to find any modicum of value for him. General manager Brian Gutekunst has already consummated multiple trades in his first year on the job, most recently dealing backup quarterback Brett Hundley to the Seattle Seahawks for a sixth-round pick.
A third-year wide receiver of California, Davis led all Green Bay returners last season with 22.8 yards per kickoff and 12.0 yards per punt. However, he missed nearly all of training camp and the preseason while nursing a hamstring injury and didn’t see any live action until last Thursday’s preseason finale against the Kansas City Chiefs. Davis fumbled a punt during the first half, perhaps eliminating his chances to remain with his current team.
With J’Mon Moore, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Equanimeous St. Brown -- three rookies drafted in April -- competing for roster spots at wideout along with training-camp darling Jake Kumerow, the Packers might have determined they lack space for a special-teams contributor like Davis. The team must submit final cuts by 3 p.m. CT Saturday afternoon.