The Atlanta Falcons announced on Friday that wide receiver Drew Davis had been activated from the Reserve/Physically-Unable-To-Perform (PUP) List and added to the active roster. To make room for Davis, the team waived wide receiver Freddie Martino. Martino had been signed from the team’s practice squad in early October when the team released wide out Courtney Roby. Martino was active for two games while Harry Douglas was injured, before being inactive for each of the past three games.
Davis was placed on the PUP list at the end of training camp, after missing the entirety of camp due to recovering from foot surgery that occurred in July. He returned to practice on November 5, and thereafter the Falcons had a 21-day window in which they could activate him from the PUP to their roster. That deadline ended next week.
Davis first joined the Falcons as an undrafted rookie out of Oregon in 2011. He spent his first season on the team’s practice squad before making the team’s roster in 2012. Over the past two seasons, Davis has played in every game, including three starts in 2013 in the absence of injured starters Roddy White and Julio Jones. Davis caught a career-high 12 passes for 216 yards (18.0 avg) and two touchdowns in 2013. He has 16 catches and three touchdowns for his career. He has been a regular contributor on special teams, recording a total of 12 tackles combined the past two seasons.
Martino was an undrafted rookie free agent this past year out of North Greenville. He saw brief action on both offense and special teams against the Baltimore Ravens earlier this year, his lone appearance of the year.