Wide receiver Chris Davis has been re-signed by the Tennessee Titans to help with their return game.
Davis was waived in training camp a few days after being arrested by Nashville Metro Police on Aug. 22 while the Titans were in Dallas for a preseason game, and he was out of the lineup with a hamstring injury.
Cornerback Cary Williams was waived by the Titans to make room for Davis on the 53-man roster, but could be re-signed to the practice squad if he clears waivers.
Davis, a fourth-round pick in 2007 out of Florida State, had played well during organized team activities and looked to be solidly in the mix for the kickoff and punt return jobs with the Titans as well as perhaps earning playing time at wide receiver.
Davis has seven catches in his career and also has averaged 9.1 yards per punt return and 26 yards per kickoff return in his two NFL seasons.
The Titans have had many problems in their return game this season, as they released Mark Jones, who was also having issues with a hamstring injury, at the end of preseason.
However, their experiment of using first Cortland Finnegan and then Ryan Mouton on punts, and Mouton and Jason McCourty on kickoffs failed. The low point came when Mouton lost fumbles on both a kickoff and a punt in a loss to the New York Jets on Sept. 24.
The Titans then re-signed Jones to the active roster, but he averaged only 7.7 yards per punt return and 20.3 yards per kickoff return before injuring his other hamstring during the bye week. Jones was placed on injured reserve last week.
Tennessee then auditioned three players last Thursday, signing Alvin Pearman to the active roster. However, he was inactive on Sunday, as the Titans used safety Michael Griffin on kickoffs and safety Kevin Kaesviharn on punt returns.
Davis had had a tryout with the Houston Texans recently.
For Williams, it is the second time this season he has been released from the 53-man roster. He was waived on Sept. 23, but re-signed to the active roster on Oct. 3 after spending most of that week on the practice squad.