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It's been a long road to recovery for third-year wide receiver Robert Davis.
After suffering a gruesome injury last August that resulted in multiple torn ligaments in his right knee and a fractured tibia, Davis hadn't seen any game action in almost a year.
Thursday against the Cleveland Browns, he finally got the chance to once again put on the pads and go against another NFL team, and he didn't disappoint.
On a third-and-16 on Washington's second drive of the game, quarterback Case Keenum connected with a wide-open Davis for a 46-yard touchdown to tie the game at 7-7.
Earlier in the drive, Davis drew a pass interference call on Cleveland's Eric Murray for a gain of 43 yards. Overall, the former sixth-round pick played a crucial role in the Redskins' first scoring drive of the 2019 preseason.
Davis' strong play against the Browns acts as a continuation to what was an impressive training camp in Richmond. Even with a large brace on his leg, the receiver made some head-turning catches and showed off the potential to be a weapon in the offense.
With only a few receiver positions not on lock entering the month of August, Davis will be in a battle for one of the final spots competing alongside the likes of Kelvin Harmon. With his impressive work on Thursday, Davis will continue to make the decision a challenging one.
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Robert Davis shows he's ready to claim a Redskins' WR spot originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington