The New York Giants have announced the free-agent signing of linebacker Todd Davis.
We have signed veteran LB Todd Davis— New York Giants (@Giants) July 31, 2021
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Davis is an eight-year veteran, having started 69 games for the Denver Broncos and Minnesota Vikings over the course of his career.
He started six games for the Vikings in 2020, notching 35 tackles, 2 tackles for a loss, and 2 passes defensed. Last year he only saw 281 snaps on defense, but did see an increased role on special teams.
The 29-year-old, 6-foot-1, 230-pound linebacker has primarily played an inside linebacker role throughout his career. He has a total of 505 tackles to go with 15 passes defensed and 35 tackles for a loss over the course of his career.
Davis hasn't had much impact in the pass rush, with just 3.0 sacks and 12 quarterback hits over the course of his career. Though, considering most of that has been on the Broncos' defense, it isn't known whether he could have more pass rush upside in a different scheme.
At the very least, this move should add to the Giants' depth at the important inside linebacker position with Blake Martinez (Reserve/COVID-19 list) just returning to the team and Reggie Ragland on the Reserve/NFI list.