Green Bay Packers sign Long Island’s Tyler Davis to new deal


The Green Bay Packers have secured the services of Long Island native Tyler Davis for another season. The team’s general manager, Brian Gutekunst, confirmed the deal on Wednesday.

Davis, a tight end hailing from Bellmore, joined the Packers two years ago from the Indianapolis Colts’ practice squad. He has since made 31 appearances in regular-season games, starting in one, and also featured in one postseason contest for Green Bay over the past two seasons.

Davis was originally drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the sixth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, having played college football at Georgia Tech. He appeared in eight games as a rookie for the Jaguars before being released by the franchise in 2021. Davis subsequently joined the Colts’ practice squad but was later signed by the Packers that September.

In his first three years in the NFL, Davis has accumulated eight receptions for 61 yards, with an average of 7.6 yards per catch. He has also recorded 15 tackles on special teams. Here’s a 22-yarder he caught from Aaron Rodgers in 2021:

The Packers have not disclosed the financial terms of the deal, but it is expected that Davis will provide additional depth at the tight end position for the team in the upcoming season.

In high school at Mepham, Davis was a duel-threat quarterback for Pirates. Over his junior and senior seasons, he tallied 43 rushing touchdowns and tossed 19 passing touchdowns.

Top: Green Bay Packers’ Tyler Davis during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)