Miami Dolphins Place Raekwon Davis on COVID-19 Reserve
Former Alabama defensive tackle, Raekwon Davis, was placed on the COVID-19 reserve list this week, meaning he has either tested positive or has come into close contact with someone who has tested positive.
It is unclear whether Davis actually has contracted the virus or if he has just been around someone who was infected due to the new NFL-NFLPA agreement that doesn't allow teams to comment on a players medical status other than placing them on the reserve list.
Davis becomes the fourth former Alabama player to be placed on the COVID-19 reserve list, joined by Shyheim Carter (Jets), Terrell Lewis (Rams), and Savion Smith (Cowboys). Drafted with the 56th overall pick, Davis is expected to be a contributor his rookie season.
Davis played four years at Alabama, tallying 160 tackles and 11.5 sacks. Although he had the option to declare for the draft in 2019, he chose to stay for his senior season to improve his game, citing a lack of effort in 2018 as his reason for returning.
"Last year, it was pretty much me and stuff I didn't do, like the little things." Davis said. Following his senior campaign, Davis was selected in the second round by the Dolphins.
With Tua Tagovailoa being cleared to play after passing the Dolphins physical, will we see Davis also suit up this season? The Dolphins selected the two former Alabama stars with two of their first five picks in the 2020 draft. If healthy, Davis should be an instant contributor on a struggling defense with his great run-stopping ability. While Davis may not be the pass-rusher the Dolphins need, he will provide excellent run defense in the middle of the line.