According to Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News, Davis underwent an undisclosed surgical procedure over the summer and is expected to face a lengthy absence. There is currently no timeline for his return to the team.
Towards the end of the previous season, the Giants acquired Davis from the Detroit Lions’ practice squad. Despite playing in just one regular-season game for the Giants, he made an impact with half a sack and 11 combined tackles. Davis also started both of the team’s playoff games, contributing seven total tackles.
Prior to joining the Giants, the 28-year-old linebacker spent three games on the Lions’ roster in 2022, recording one pass defensed and three combined tackles.
In March, the Giants re-signed Davis, who previously played for both the Lions and the New York Jets. He was expected to compete for a starting linebacker role in Don ‘Wink’ Martindale’s defensive scheme. However, with Davis sidelined, the veteran will be replaced by Darrian Beavers, a sixth-round pick from the 2022 draft, who now rises to the top of the depth chart.
The Giants were one of the NFL’s notable surprises in the 2022 season, ending a six-year playoff drought with a 9-7-1 record. They proceeded to upset the Minnesota Vikings during Wild Card weekend, marking the franchise’s first playoff victory since their triumph in Super Bowl 46, which took place 11 years ago.
The Giants will commence their 2023 campaign with a home game against the Dallas Cowboys on September 10th. Despite the setback of Davis’ absence, the team remains focused and determined to make another successful run in the upcoming season.