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Cardinals Make It Official Add Panthers WR/KR Kaden Davis

After the Panthers announced late last night that Kaden Davis was being released, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN confirmed that Davis was being signed by the Arizona Cardinals after his stint with the Michigan Panthers. Davis who was a UDFA in 2022 from NW Missouri State, bounced back and forth between the Denver Broncos Practice Squad last season before joining the USFL.

Davis was signed with the Panthers on May 9th, after being released by the Broncos, while also replacing Devin Ross who was placed on injured reserve earlier in the USFL season. Davis was an instant contributor for Michigan being utilized on special teams as well as having a growing role in the offense. Davis totaled 83 Receiving Yards, 311 Kick Return Yards, and 22 Punt Return Yards totaling 416 All-Purpose Yards in just 5 games. In Michigan’s playoff game Davis’ role matured as the former NW Missouri State Alum totaled 101 All-Purpose Yards as the Panthers fell to the Maulers.

Kaden Davis wasn’t the only Davis to join the Cardinals as former Stallions Receiver Davion Davis also was signed to Arizona as well. Currently Davis is the first Panther to be signed with multiple players working out for NFL teams throughout the week. Currently the Panthers roster sits at 58 players with Davis now heading to Arizona for his 2nd opportunity with an NFL team.

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Pat Rifino is a former Security Contractor turned writer. He began his writing career talking about geo-politics, and the defense industry. Now Pat writes about alt-league football, while hanging out with his dogs in his off time.



  1. Ken Granito

    July 25, 2023 at 10:21 pm

    I am not sure if this this is a timing thing or not, but outside of coaches signing their sons, it seems you have to play in your own city to make it to the NFL or maybe it’s because NFL talent is drawn to teams that play in their home city. This is based on all players signed by the NFL come from either Birmingham or Michigan. I am sure that will change, but does make go, Hmm? All I know is that along with the team in it’s own city winning the league twice that it is clear all teams need to be in their cities for season 3.

    • Patrick Rifino

      July 26, 2023 at 10:53 am

      I think you could be right but a guy Davis was a fringe NFL guy to begin with. So Davis was still on the short list to begin with.

  2. Ken Granito

    July 27, 2023 at 10:57 am

    Agreed. fringe NFL guys seem to be going to USFL teams based in their own cities, help making those teams better, leaving an unfair advantage for those teams. Even with the Tezino signing as good as he was that first day he intercepted the pass and brought it to his mom, he was not on the NFL radar. It took his play to do that. Two things that will draw NFL players are cities, coaching and winning. I wrote this as I looked at my previous comment and reaized it was a little jumbled and unclear. So I am hoping for more teams in their homes for 2024. Thanks for the good words and stay well.

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