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Browns sign WR Davion Davis

Davis might have a chance at earning a spot on the team’s practice squad.

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The Cleveland Browns signed wide receiver Davion Davis on Saturday.

The transaction comes a day after the club placed wide receiver Derrick Willies on the reserve/retired list.

Davis was with the Browns during mandatory minicamp in June, and general manager Andrew Berry and head coach Kevin Stefanski apparently liked him enough to give him a shot now that a roster spot has opened up.

The 5-foot-11 and 190-pound Davis originally signed with the Minnesota Vikings in 2019 as an undrafted free agent out of Sam Houston State University. He struggled to make an impact with the Vikings, appearing in just two games without making a reception. Davis finished the season on Minnesota’s practice squad.

The Vikings signed Davis to a Reserve/Future contract in January of 2020, but ultimately released him during training camp last August.

Davis then spent time with the St. Louis Blues of The Spring League this past season, finishing with 14 receptions for 223 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

In college, Davis set school and Southland Conference records with 40 touchdown catches in 39 career games. His best season came in 2017 when he had 78 receptions for 1,206 yards and 17 touchdown catches.

The Browns are set at wide receiver with Jarvis Landry, Odell Beckham Jr., Rashard Higgins, Donovan Peoples-Jones, Anthony Schwartz, KhaDarel Hodge filling up the position group. That leaves Davis as likely nothing more than a camp body with an outside chance at doing enough to grab a spot on the practice squad.