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Dolphins’ Jesse Davis finally makes NFL roster, could start opening day

Jesse Davis made it through the final NFL roster cut for the first time in his career. (AP)

If he hadn’t been able to redirect his football career over the past few months, there’s a good chance Jesse Davis would be fixing farm equipment in the Pacific Northwest. Instead, he’s still fighting for a chance to start on the Dolphins‘ offensive line.

Davis survived Miami’s roster cut from 89 to 53 today, according to a source, and moves forward with the team as a guard and tackle. That’s a huge breakthrough for him after Seattle cut him late in the 2015 preseason and the Jets did the same last year.

“It’s a great group of people around here,” he said two weeks ago. “This organization is just awesome, and I haven’t been around one like it. It’s just been contagious, infectious. Everybody’s motivated. Everybody’s energy is high, so that’s really nice to be around.”

It’s been nothing but training camps and practice squads for Davis, 26, since going undrafted out of Idaho, but now he’s got a spot. Even more impressive, he’s in consideration to start at left guard against Tampa Bay in Week 1. Miami’s been working Davis and Anthony Steen …read more

Source:: Palm Beach Post