The Sean Davis-Landon Collins pairing that most thought would take the field in the Washington Football Team's opener never came to fruition in training camp, and now, it'll never come to fruition at all.
As first reported by Adam Schefter and confirmed by JP Finlay, the organization decided Saturday to release the safety, who received a $2 million signing bonus in free agency back in March.
At the beginning of camp, it was Troy Apke, and not Davis, who slotted in next to Collins. But when Ron Rivera told the media he was experimenting with different combinations and lineups all across his depth chart, that felt like a prime example.
Apke, however, never ceded the spot to Davis, and Davis never really showed up with an impact play in Ashburn.
Deshazor Everett and seventh-round pick Kamren Curl also popped more than Davis, and Curl appeared to really improve as August progressed.
When a reporter asked Rivera for his thoughts on Davis a handful of days ago, his answer didn't inspire much confidence.
"I see a guy that’s competing," he said. "We’re fortunate, we’ve got a little bit more depth than we initially anticipated."
A football coach can almost always find something positive to note about a player when he's prompted, but in that exchange, Rivera was extremely vague and then immediately pointed to the strength of the group overall instead of anything about Davis in particular.
Now, Davis isn't a part of the group at all.