GREEN BAY — Packers rookie WR Trevor Davis might make his NFL debut on Sunday in Minnesota.
Davis injured his shoulder in the preseason finale at Kansas City and was inactive last week for the opener in Jacksonville. He returned to practice on a limited basis Wednesday and then was upgraded to a full participant on Thursday.
There’s no guarantee he’ll play even if he’s healthy enough to go, because decisions on the gameday 46-man roster have not been made yet, but Davis is putting himself in the conversation to be on the active list come Sunday night. The fifth-round draft pick from Cal took reps as both a receiver and return man in the preseason.
“I thought he practiced well. He didn’t really have any limitations,” McCarthy said on Friday, reflecting on Davis’ work the previous day. “We’ll see how he goes through today. I liked the way he worked. I didn’t think he had any setbacks. He had a couple nice catches, particularly in the team periods, was productive. His special teams work was good. We’ll see how he progressed today and how we utilize him tomorrow.”
The Packers have one more short practice on Saturday before leaving for Minneapolis for Sunday night’s game.