GREEN BAY, Wis. (WSAW) -- According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Green Bay Packers have traded speedy wide receiver Trevor Davis to the Oakland Raiders.
According to the Oakland Tribune, the Packers will receive a sixth-round pick in return.
Looks like Raiders traded a sixth-round pick to acquire Trevor Davis from the Packers.— Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) September 18, 2019
The move will open up a spot for wide receiver Darrius Shepherd or recently picked up cornerback Tremon Smith to be the punt and kick returner.
The Packers signed Smith off of waivers from the Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday. Smith has experience returning kicks. As a rookie last season, he returned 33 kicks for 886 yards (26.8 avg.), including a career-long 97-yard return at New England in Week 6.
Davis was a fifth-round pick in 2016. The 26-year-old has appeared in 31 games with nine receptions, 122 yards and one touchdown.
The wide receive was primarily used as a kick and punt return specialist. He averaged 11.2 yards per return on punts and 22.6 yards per return on kick-offs during his tenure with Green Bay.