Packers long-snapper Rob Davis retires

March 26, 2008 at 1:37 PM
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GREEN BAY, Wis., March 26 (UPI) -- Rob Davis, who is third on the all-time list of consecutive games played for the Green Bay Packers, retired as a player and joined the Packers front office.

Davis, signed as an undrafted free agent by the New York Jets in 1993, appeared in 167 games for Green Bay, behind only Brett Favre (255 games) and Forrest Gregg (187) in the team's record book. He and Favre, who announced his retirement earlier this year were the last players from the Packers' 1997 Super Bowl team.

He played for the Jets, Baltimore Stallions of the CFL, Kansas City Chiefs and Chicago Bears before joining the Packers prior to the 1997 season. He was the Green Bay long-snapper for 11 seasons.

His new assignment will be as director of player development, Green Bay General Manager Ted Thompson said Wednesday.

"This transition for me is an example of player development at work, as we try to assist players for life after football," Davis said. "I'm very grateful for the opportunity to have played 11 years for the best organization in professional sports and I look forward to making an impact on the players I will work with."

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