To take his place on the 16-man practice squad, the Giants have brought back Nigerian offensive tackle Roy Mbaeteka.
Davis was a third-round pick by the Minnesota Vikings in 2021. He played in only six games last season, playing 28 special teams snaps and never appearing on offense. With a new coaching staff and general manager this year, the Vikings moved on from Davis.
The Saints recently placed offensive tackle Trevor Penning on IR with a toe injury, and have three offensive linemen — Tanner Owen, Landon Young, Eric McCoy — listed as questionable for Sunday’s season opener against the Atlanta Falcons.
Mbaeteka was signed by the Giants after being discovered by Umenyiora at a tryout camp in Nigeria in May of 2021. The Giants watched Mbaeteka, who had never played football, during a tryout in Arizona and signed him to a free agent contract.
The preseason games were Mbaeteka’s first games as a football player. The Giants terminated him from the practice squad Sept. 1.