Dec 20, 2020; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings linebacker Todd Davis (40) celebrates his sack with linebacker Troy Dye (45) during the first quarter against the Chicago Bears at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

LB Todd Davis retires days after signing with Giants

Linebacker Todd Davis retired on Tuesday, just three days after signing with the New York Giants as a free agent.

The Giants announced that Davis had been placed on the reserve/retired list as the team began its first day of training in pads.

Davis, 29, had 35 tackles, one sack and two passes defensed in 11 games — six starts — for the Minnesota Vikings last season.

In 96 career games — 69 starts — with the New Orleans Saints (2014), Denver Broncos (2014-19) and Vikings, Davis has 505 tackles, three sacks, 15 passes defensed, two fumble recoveries and an interception, which he returned for a touchdown.

He finished with 114 and 134 tackles, respectively, over his last two seasons with Denver.

Undrafted out of Sacramento State in 2014, Davis has also appeared in four playoff games, including the Broncos’ victory over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50.

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Dec 20, 2020; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) is sacked by Minnesota Vikings linebacker Todd Davis (40) during the first quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Giants sign free-agent LB Todd Davis

The New York Giants signed free-agent linebacker Todd Davis on Saturday.

Terms were not disclosed.

Davis, 29, had 35 tackles, one sack and two passes defensed in 11 games — six starts — for the Minnesota Vikings last season.

In 96 career games — 69 starts — with the New Orleans Saints (2014), Denver Broncos (2014-19) and Vikings, Davis has 479 tackles, three sacks, 15 passes defensed, two fumble recoveries and an interception, which he returned for a touchdown.

He finished with 114 and 134 tackles, respectively, over his last two seasons with Denver.

Undrafted out of Sacramento State in 2014, Davis has also appeared in four playoff games, including the Broncos’ victory over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50.

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Dec 1, 2019; Denver, CO, USA; Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler (30) runs the ball ahead of Denver Broncos inside linebacker Todd Davis (51) in the third quarter at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings put rookie LB Dye (foot) on IR, sign LB Davis

Minnesota Vikings rookie Troy Dye, who was set to make his first start at linebacker this weekend, was put on injured reserve with a foot sprain on Thursday, the team announced.

The Vikings (0-2) signed former Denver Broncos linebacker Todd Davis, who is expected to see immediate action Sunday versus the visiting Tennessee Titans (2-0).

Dye, a fourth-round pick out of Oregon in this years’ draft, was slated to get the start in place of Anthony Barr. Barr was put on injured reserve with a torn pectoral muscle. Dye played 34 snaps on special teams in two games this season, and 21 on defense.

Davis, 28, was cut by Denver earlier this month in a cap move.

Davis played in 82 games (63 starts) for the Broncos, culminating with a career-high 134 tackles last season in 14 games. Davis played in three games with the New Orleans Saints in 2014.

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Dec 29, 2019; Denver, Colorado, USA; Oakland Raiders wide receiver Hunter Renfrow (13) is tackled by Denver Broncos inside linebacker Todd Davis (51) in the first quarter at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Broncos’ Davis carted off; Miller, Gordon tweak injuries

Denver Broncos linebacker Todd Davis was carted off the practice field with an apparent left calf injury on Thursday.

Davis’ injury was not the only one for the Broncos, who saw star linebacker Von Miller (elbow) and running back Melvin Gordon (ribs) incur ailments as well.

Davis, who was unable to put weight on his left leg on Thursday, missed all of the 2019 preseason with a calf injury.

The 28-year-old recorded a team-leading 134 tackles in 14 games last season for Denver. He has collected 470 tackles, two fumble recoveries and one interception in 85 career games (63 starts) with the New Orleans Saints and Broncos.

“Todd hurt his leg there; I wasn’t sure (what happened),” Broncos coach Vic Fangio said after practice. “It kind of happened toward the end of practice on the other side of the field from where I was at. I’m not sure yet; I don’t have anything to report there.”

Fangio also provided an update on both Miller and Gordon.

“Von tweaked his elbow, so we pulled him out,” Fangio said. “And Melvin tweaked his ribs, so we pulled him out, too. Don’t know the severity of either one.”

Miller, 31, is an eight-time Pro Bowl selection and former Super Bowl MVP. He recorded 46 tackles and eight sacks in 15 games last season.

Gordon, 27, rushed for a career-low 612 yards in 12 games (11 starts) last season and averaged just 3.8 yards per carry for the Los Angeles Chargers. A two-time Pro Bowl selection, Gordon’s season got a delayed start after a contract holdout that ran into late September.

Fangio also said second-round rookie wide receiver KJ Hamler is expected to miss a couple of weeks with a hamstring injury.

“KJ’s got a hamstring that he’s been trying to work through,” Fangio said. “He hasn’t been able to do that, and he’ll be on the shelf for a couple weeks.”

Hamler was selected by Denver in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft out of Penn State, one round after the team picked Alabama’s Jerry Jeudy.

Hamler led the Nittany Lions last season with 56 catches for 904 yards (16.1-yard average) and eight touchdowns. As a freshman, he had 42 receptions for 754 yards with five touchdowns.

A prolific return man as well, he ranks No. 10 on the school’s career kickoff return list with a 25.2-yard average. He broke the Penn State freshman record for all-purpose yards with 1,417, topping Saquon Barkley’s 1,237 yards.

–Field Level Media