Packers put Davis on IR, claim CB Burton

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - The Green Bay Packers have placed receiver and return man Trevor Davis on injured reserve, and claimed cornerback Deante Burton off waivers from the Atlanta Falcons.

Davis missed the season opener against Chicago after adding him to the injury report just a couple of hours before the game on Sunday. The third-year player and primary returner also missed much of training camp with a sore hamstring.

"When Trevor showed up at the stadium, his hamstring was really bothering him - more than I think even he expected," coach Mike McCarthy said Monday. "So we took him out on Lambeau (Field) and we had a pregame workout and he wasn't ready to go."

Davis' absence also means more potential opportunities on offense for Green Bay's three drafted rookie receivers behind the top trio of Davante Adams, Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison.

Burton played on defense and special teams in the Falcons' season-opening loss to Philadelphia. He started the first week on the practice squad before being promoted to the active roster.

Atlanta moved Burton from receiver to the secondary after signing him as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Kansas State in May 2017. He spent his entire rookie season on the practice squad.

The Packers on Tuesday also released safety Marwin Evans from the practice squad, replacing him with cornerback Will Redmond. A third-year player, Redmond most recently was released by the Kansas City Chiefs before the start of the season.

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