Saints defensive end, Marcus Davenport, was activated from the PUP list on Tuesday after spending the start of training camp on the sidelines. This comes at a perfect time for Davenport as he will get a chance to step on the field this Saturday as the Saints will take on the Houston Texans. The defensive end has dealt with injuries throughout his entire career, but when he is on the field he is a difference maker to the Saints defensive line.
Marcus Davenport at #SaintsCamp practice today ⚜️ pic.twitter.com/CDzdtYsi8u
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) August 9, 2022
The former first round draft pick from the University of Texas San Antonio in 2018 has shown his ability to rush the passer. He posted 21 sacks and eight forced fumbles in his first four seasons. In 11 games with nine starts in 2021, Davenport racked up a career-best 9.0 sacks, three forced fumbles, two passes defended and a fumble recovery.
He missed six games during the 2021 season due to a shoulder, knee and elbow injury. Davenport’s doesn’t have a talent-based issue, it’s being able to stay healthy. It continued into the offseason as Davenport had to amputate part of his left pinky injury based on an injury he suffered back in his collegiate career.
The 2022 season will mark Davenport’s fifth season in the league and the Saints are hoping that he is healthy enough to play despite his stint of injuries. In his four seasons so far, Davenport has combined for 113 tackles, 23 tackles for loss and 21 sacks.
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