The Green Bay Packers have added another cornerback. They claimed Deante Burton, who was waived by the Atlanta Falcons. To give him a roster spot, the Packers sent returner Trevor Davis to injured reserve.
Unlike most guys they’ve sent to IR, it appears the Packers won’t release Davis with an injury settlement. He’ll join receiver Jake Kumerow as a player the Packers can use their designated to return card on after eight weeks.
Davis played in only the final preseason game for the Packers because of a hamstring injury. He did not play in week 1 of the regular season.
We have been debating why the Packers have kept Davis around. He’s offered nothing as a receiver and there are plenty of other options on returns.
As for Burton, the Falcons signed him as an undrafted free agent out of Kansas State last year. He played receiver in college, but converted to corner with the Falcons. He was a practice squad player in 2017 and to start this season. He was briefly on the team’s active roster before being released on Monday.
Burton had one tackle in the Falcons’ loss to the Eagles last Thursday.
It seems somewhat odd that the Packers didn’t just bring back their own converted receiver, Herb Waters. He made the initial roster, but then was released when the Packers signed linebacker Korey Toomer.