Dolphins CB Will Davis makes timely statement before roster cuts

Will Davis (left) celebrates one of his two interceptions in Thursday's preseason finale. Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- It has been a trying road back for Miami Dolphins cornerback Will Davis. Coming off ACL surgery, there have been plenty of times when Davis didn't feel like himself.

But he stepped up at an important time Thursday night, logging two interceptions of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon in Miami's preseason finale.

It was Davis' final chance to put something on tape before Friday's roster cuts to 53 players. The third-year cornerback hopes he has done enough to stick in Miami

"I mean anytime you have a game like that I think it is important," Davis said. "I feel like I definitely personalized that I needed to get a pick for myself again because I have been doubting myself.”

Davis' has been known to have strong training camps. But this was his most inconsistent summer in three seasons. It took some time for Davis to regain the same quickness and explosiveness pre-injury, and he also took days off to rest his knee.

As a result, Davis fell behind in a deep rotation of young cornerbacks. A report earlier this week in the Miami Herald said Davis is on the trading block. The Dolphins plan to keep rookie corners Bobby McCain and Tony Lippett.

“I mean definitely you hear about it and it is one of those things you cannot go around saying and it is out of your control," Davis said. "It is all about going out there and making plays and that is all you can do. It felt really good to make some plays tonight.”

Davis will await word for Saturday's cut to 53. His two interceptions definitely improved his stock.