Tuesday PM Report from Berea

Here is today's news from Berea, including the first word on today's roster cuts, Andre Davis getting ready to go, and more wisdom from Mr. Gerard Warren. Get it here first!!

BEREA – Receiver Andre Davis is clear to go for Thursday's game against Atlanta.

Davis missed three weeks of practices after suffering sprained ligaments and a hyperextended knee on the third day of training camp. He returned to practice last week, but he was held out of last Saturday's game in Detroit.

"He's practiced all week long, and today he took his regular turn in the rotation," coach Butch Davis said. "He's taken the normal reps he would in a normal week. If there are no setbacks, we're hoping he'll play Thursday night."

Andre won't return kicks against Atlanta.

Defensive tackle Gerard Warren said too much was made over his verbal confrontation on the sideline with cornerback Anthony Henry after strong safety Michael Jameson vacated a coverage area on a Joey Harrington touchdown pass.

"After it was all over with, I wondered what people were thinking," Warren said. "They're probably looking at me as jumping down the throat of my teammates. It wasn't that. I'm a tough motivator, if anything. That's the way my father raised me. People are going to have to accept me for that or not accept me at all."

Warren has no intention of changing his ways.

"That's just me being me," Warren said. "Some people said when I was a rookie I was a little out of place. That's how I've been ever since I started playing this game. If something is on my mind, I'm going to try to voice my opinion. I don't try to be negative. If anything, I'm just trying to help the team."

Strong safety Robert Griffith will play against Atlanta. Griffith missed the first three preseason games after breaking his right index finger in practice Aug. 1.

"He desperately needs to get in," Butch said. "He's taken reps for the last two and a half weeks, but he's done it mostly with the twos and threes. He's familiar with it, but he hasn't seen it full speed,"

Receiver Frisman Jackson, who broke a foot while running during the offseason, is working out on his own. Jackson isn't close to being ready an will likely end up on the PUP list.

"He's about 50 or 60 percent right now," Butch said. "He can't plant on that foot and stick it in the ground. He's running pretty good in a straight line."

Six players were waived and one was placed on injured-reserve Tuesday as the roster was reduced to 70 players. Rosters had to be at 65 at yesterday, but five players that played in NFL Europe have exemptions until the final cuts are made next week.

Waived were receivers Richard Alston and Antoine Burns; quarterback Nate Hybl; defensive lineman Corey Jackson; tight end Jeff Kostrewa, and offensive lineman Chad Ward. Kostrewa was signed on Monday.

Defensive lineman Israel Idonije was placed on IR. Idonije suffered an ankle injury early in camp.

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