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Craig Davis | Wide Receiver

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/2/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
College: LSU
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Bills WR Craig Davis (undisclosed) returned to the practice field Wednesday.
Davis, a former first-round bust, was out since August 15 with an injury the Bills never detailed. He's been unable to seriously push for a roster spot. Wed, Aug 24, 2011 03:08:00 PM

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Bills WR Craig "Buster" Davis is out indefinitely after suffering an undisclosed injury in Monday's practice.

Coach Chan Gailey wouldn't say what Davis hurt, but did say it's going to be awhile before the ex-Charger returns. It's not a surprise as Davis has been one of the most injury prone players in the league since being drafted No. 30 overall in 2007. Buster is no lock to stick on the final roster.
Tue, Aug 16, 2011 08:20:00 AM

Bills signed WR Craig "Buster" Davis, formerly of the Chargers.

Bills GM Buddy Nix was in the Chargers' front office when San Diego blew a first-round pick on Davis in 2007. We don't doubt that Davis has the talent to be a serviceable No. 3 or even 2 receiver, but his downfall has always been health-related. Davis may need to star on special teams to make the Bills' roster.
Thu, Aug 4, 2011 07:27:00 PM

Chargers informed WR Craig Davis of his release.

San Diego is giving up on its first-round pick from 2007. Davis has proven to be extremely injury-prone and has just 51 career catches in four seasons. As a talented player with good speed, he'll be worth a flier on the open market.
Wed, Jul 27, 2011 09:06:00 AM

The San Diego Union-Tribune confirms that former first-round pick Craig Davis is "almost certainly finished" with the Chargers.

The Bolts might keep Davis on the offseason roster in hopes of trading him for a late-round pick once a new CBA is reached, but they're not going to pay his $840,000 salary in 2011. "Buster" could use a scenery change, anyway.
Fri, Jan 7, 2011 02:44:00 PM

Former first-round pick Craig "Buster" Davis (injured reserve, groin) is not expected back with the Chargers in 2011.

Long one of the most injury-prone players in the NFL, Davis made it through just four healthy games in 2010 and played in seven before being placed on I.R. According to beat writer Kevin Acee, Davis' "talent and speed were undeniable," but GM A.J. Smith is ready to wash his hands of the 30th overall pick in the 2007 draft. If so, Davis will finish his Chargers career with 51 catches for 558 yards (10.9 YPC) and just two touchdowns in four seasons.
Wed, Nov 3, 2010 03:36:00 PM

Chargers placed WR Craig "Buster" Davis (groin) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Davis had played through a painful rib injury in Weeks 6 and 7, but it's the more recent groin injury that is ending his season. The Bolts expect to have Malcom Floyd (hamstring) back after the bye and Vincent Jackson by late November. They needed the receiver help now rather than later. This is the second time in three years that Davis has been plagued by groin injuries. He's due $840,000 in 2011, but the Bolts may be ready to move on.
Tue, Nov 2, 2010 04:39:00 PM

Buster Davis (ribs) and Legedu Naanee (hamstring) are both inactive for Sunday's game against the Titans.

Malcom Floyd (hamstring) was ruled out earlier in the week, so Patrick Crayton, Richard Goodman and Seyi Ajirotutu are going to be Philip Rivers' receivers along with Antonio Gates. Other Chargers' inactives: NT Cam Thomas, LB Brandon Siler, LB Larry English, S Darrell Stuckey and K Nate Kaeding.
Sun, Oct 31, 2010 02:55:00 PM

Craig Davis (ribs, questionable) returned to a limited practice Friday.

Davis' ribs appear to be quite tender, as he's done very little practicing over the last two weeks. He's still expected to be active for Week 8.
Fri, Oct 29, 2010 06:11:00 PM

Craig "Buster" Davis (ribs) was held out of practice again on Thursday.

It's the same routine Davis went through last week when he returned on Friday and played on Sunday. Check back this weekend to make sure he's good to go. If so, he'll start opposite Patrick Crayton against the Titans.
Thu, Oct 28, 2010 05:13:00 PM

Craig "Buster" Davis (ribs) missed Chargers practice Wednesday.

Davis started in Week 7, catching six balls for 53 yards. He's likely to play against the Titans in Week 8, but Davis' snaps and targets are headed for decline with Legedu Naanee expected to return from his hamstring injury.
Wed, Oct 27, 2010 07:45:00 PM

Craig "Buster" Davis caught six passes for 53 yards in Sunday's loss to the Patriots.

Davis started opposite Patrick Crayton but was surprisingly targeted underneath more than he was down the field. Still, he remains the best big-play receiver on the Chargers with Malcom Floyd (hamstring) expected to miss another week. The 2007 first-round pick will continue to rack up targets in the Chargers' pass-happy offense, making him a desperation flex play against the Titans next week.
Sun, Oct 24, 2010 08:02:00 PM

Craig "Buster" Davis (probable, ribs) returned to Chargers practice fully Friday and is expected to start against the Raiders.

Davis will likely get the nod at split end, with Patrick Crayton at flanker and undrafted rookie Richard Goodman as the No. 3 receiver. Davis and Crayton are worthwhile bye-week fillers if you're desperate. Crayton will probably catch more passes, but Davis offers more big-play ability.
Fri, Oct 22, 2010 03:11:00 PM

Craig "Buster" Davis (ribs) was downgraded to no participation in Thursday's practice.

Davis had been dealing with the nagging injury for awhile. Beat writer Kevin Acee expects Davis to return to practice Friday. He has a good shot to start opposite Patrick Crayton against the Patriots this week.
Source: ESPN Boston
Thu, Oct 21, 2010 07:10:00 PM

Craig Davis hauled in three passes for 39 yards and a touchdown in the Week 6 loss to the Rams.

Buster led the Bolts in targets with eight. He made a terrific catch on the touchdown and an even better one on a big third-down play on the sideline. Davis and Crayton were the receiving stars for San Diego today, and if Malcom Floyd and Antonio Gates have to miss significant action, he's definitely worth an add.
Sun, Oct 17, 2010 04:47:00 PM

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