Wide receiver Drew Davis is in a fight to win the fifth and final WR spot on the Falcons roster, and he helped his cause with a good effort for the special teams unit during Atlanta's preseason game against Baltimore. As head coach Mike Smith noted afterward, strong special teams play is essential for a fifth wide receiver.
"Drew had a very good game," Smith said. "Not only playing his offensive snaps, he did what he was supposed to do on the offensive side of the ball, but also he had a tackle and an assist on special teams. … That position, when we start talking about the fifth wide receiver, special teams is probably going to carry more weight than receiving skills. That fifth receiver is going to play more snaps on special teams than on offense."
The Falcons return to the field on Thursday, Aug. 16, against the Cincinnati Bengals.