ENGLEWOOD, Colo. Cheap White Sox Jerseys Authentic . - In his six months in New Orleans, undrafted linebacker Todd Davis was waived four times, bouncing back and forth between the Saints practice squad and their active roster.Now hes part of Denvers deep linebacker corps thats being tested following injuries to Danny Trevathan (dislocated left kneecap) and top tackler Brandon Marshall (sprained right foot) last weekend.Marshall is expected back for the playoffs. Hes hoping the Broncos can wrap up a first-round bye in Cincinnati on Monday night without him. That would give him a month to get well before Denver would host a divisional round game the weekend of Jan. 10-11.The Broncos claimed Davis off waivers Nov. 13 from New Orleans, where he played primarily on special teams, although he didnt arrive in time to play at St. Louis three days later.I just wanted to bring something to the team. Special teams, backup on defence, whatever it was, I just wanted to do something positive and just bring something to the team every day, Davis said.Davis found an immediate comfort level in Denver. Not just on special teams, but on defence, where he fits the mould that defensive co-ordinator Jack Del Rio favours in his linebackers: smaller, quicker, instinctive.It felt like home. It didnt feel like I was coming here as much as an outsider or anything, Davis said. It just felt like the right fit. As soon as I got here, it felt good.And he proved a quick study.He quickly began appearing in some of the teams specialty packages ahead of drafted rookies Lamin Barrow and Corey Nelson. When Marshall got hurt Sunday, Davis logged 28 snaps from scrimmage and with Von Miller lined up at defensive end, he was often the only linebacker on the field when Denver sealed its 22-10 win at San Diego.I think hes adapted quickly, coach John Fox said. He does have good football awareness and football character. I think hes done a very good job in this short time.Davis could find himself with an even bigger role over the next two weeks as the Broncos await Marshalls return.Its quite a turn of events for Davis, who went undrafted after earning All-Big Sky Conference honours with 131 tackles his senior year at Sacramento State. His poor times in the 40-yard dash scared away NFL scouts.Aw man, yeah. I think it was just me putting too much on myself, trying to go out there and be fast and trying to do too much, Davis said. I think it was just me putting too much on myself, trying to do too much, trying to be too fast. I mean, Im out there running sprints the day before, trying to be the best I can be and then by the time I got to pro day my body, I think my body was just gassed.The Saints signed him a month before training camp started, and he was waived every month starting in August, bouncing back and forth from the practice squad to their 53-man roster.Hed been through this drill so many times, he thought nothing of it when he was demoted in November.Their plan was to bring me back, he said.So, he turned off his phone when he went to work out on the Saints off day.When he turned it back on, his phone began buzzing with all the messages hed missed.It was crazy that my phone was off at such a critical time, Davis said. 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The night starts off with the Shooting Stars competition, followed by the Skills Challenge, the 3-Point Shootout and the main event, a showcase of athleticism known as the Slam-Dunk Contest. You can catch all of the action live starting at 8pm et/5pm pt on TSN2. Or, one could call All-Star Saturday, "Damian Lillard Day." The Portland All-Star, who competed in the Rising Stars game on Friday, is scheduled to participate in the Skills Challenge, 3-Point Shootout and Slam- Dunk Contest on Saturday. "Im happy that Im really a part of the weekend. I get to compete in all these events, and just to be in these guys company with all these stars," said Lillard. "It lets you know that the hard work is paying off." This year, much like last, Saturdays competitions are broken down into East vs. West. Paul George of the Indiana Pacers is the East captain, while Steph Curry guides the West. Both are starters in Sundays All-Star game. Saturdays happenings start at 8 p.m. ET. Up first will be the Shooting Stars, a simple enough competition where current NBAers join a legend and a WNBA star in a shooting contest from all over the floor. The first round will feature teams from the same conference against each other. The winning teams advance to the final round for the title. Each competitor will be stationed at one of the first three places, and the shot must be made before the next can be attempted. All three will chuck it up from near half-court and the team with the best time wins. Its a family affair for two of the teams as Curry will join his father Dell Curry and Becky Harmon of the San Antonio Silver Stars. On the East team, Tim Hardaway, Jr. of the New York Knicks will partner with his dad Tim and Elena Delle Donne of the Chicago Sky. Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder will pair with Karl Malone and Skylar Diggins of the Tulsa Shock. The other East team is the defending champion trio of Miamis Chris Bosh, Dominique Wilkins and Swin Cash of the Sky. The Skills Challenge underwent some changes this year. Now, there will be two two-man teams from each conference competing against each other to reach the East vs. West final. It will now be a relay format. The Eastern teams will be rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks and All-Star DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors as well as rookies Michael Carter-Williams of the 76ers and Orlandos Victor Oladipo. Carlton Fisk Jersey. The West will be represented by Lillard and Utah Jazz first-year player Trey Burke and the tandem of Goran Dragic of the Phoenix Suns and Reggie Jackson of the Oklahoma City Thunder. The 3-Point Shootout remained largely untouched, although the East v. West format remains intact. The player from the Eastern Conference with the most points will meet the player from the Western Conference with the most points. However, there is one new wrinkle this year. Each player can make one of the five locations to a full rack of five money balls, each worth two points. Defending champion Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers anchors the East team of Orlandos Arron Afflalo, Washingtons Bradley Beal and Joe Johnson of the Brooklyn Nets. Curry and Lillard are on the West team alongside All-Star starter Kevin Love, who won the title in 2012, and San Antonio Spur Marco Belinelli. And now, its time for the main event. This years edition of the Slam-Dunk contest will see many changes, first of which is a Freestyle Round. Lets let the NBA explain: "In a significant first in the events history, the competition will tip off with a Freestyle Round where the dunkers for each conference will have 90 seconds to showcase as many dunks as they want. At the conclusion of the Freestyle Round, the panel of judges will then choose a winner by voting East or West. The winning conference will earn the advantage of deciding whether its dunkers will dunk first or second in the head-to-head battles that take place in the Battle Round." The Battle Round? "The Battle Round will feature head-to-head matchups pitting East dunkers vs. West dunkers, with the judges choosing a winner for each battle. Upon losing a head-to-head battle, that dunker is then eliminated from the competition. The first team to win three battles will win the competition and be crowned 2014 Sprite Slam Dunk champions." No individual champion? "At the conclusion of the team competition, fans will then have the opportunity to vote for the player of their choice as the Sprite Slam Dunker of the Night through SMS, Twitter, NBA.com and the NBA GameTime app." For the first time since 1988, there will be three All-Stars in the Slam-Dunk Contest. George and John Wall of the Washington Wizards team with defending champion Terrence Ross of the Toronto Raptors, and out West, Lillard, Golden States Harrison Barnes and Sacramentos Ben McLemore round out the team. ' ' '