Vikings place Avery on IR, activate Davis
Avery, who has a knee injury, struggled returning kicks and lost that job to running back Doug Chapman this week.
Davis recently returned to practice after recovering from shoulder surgery in June. Coach Mike Tice said Davis had a chance to return kickoffs Sunday against the New York Giants.
Also Friday, wide receiver D'Wayne Bates was downgraded to questionable for Sunday's game with a strained hamstring.
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