The St. Louis Battlehawks have placed tight end Cole Hunt on the injured reserve, and in a corresponding move, they signed tight end Connor Davis. The team officially announced the transactions on Twitter on Tuesday.
Hunt was questionable entering last Sunday’s game against the Dallas Renegades with a hamstring injury, but he ended up suiting up and playing. He was targeted once and did not record any receptions.
Unfortunately, Hunt suffered a serious knee injury in the second half. An aircast was put on him, and he was carted off the field. Prior to his injury, he was listed as the third tight end on the depth chart behind Marcus Lucas and Wes Saxton.
Now, the Battlehawks will add another tight end in Connor Davis for depth, who was on Team 9. Davis spent training camp with the Battlehawks, but he ultimately did not make the final roster. Davis is a great athlete and standing at 6’8″ and weighing 276 pounds, he has a lot of upside. He previously spent rookie minicamp with the New York Giants and played for the Birmingham Iron in the AAF.
Davis is a strong addition, but Lucas and Saxton should continue to get the majority of the snaps at tight end moving forward. Lucas performed well last Sunday hauling in 4 receptions for 40 yards, while Saxton was a 5th round pick by the Battlehawks in the skill player phase of the draft.
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