Patriots sign DL Keionta Davis, release DB Dwayne Thomas

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The Patriots announced the signing of defensive lineman Keionta Davis. They released defensive back Dwayne Thomas.

Davis, 23, was a two-time All-American at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. He finished his college career with 31 sacks, second in school history.

As a senior in 2016, Davis was named a first team All-American after finishing with 10.5 sacks and 44 total tackles.

Thomas, 24, was signed by the Patriots as a rookie free agent out of LSU on May 5. He had a career-best 42 total tackles, one interception and eight passes defensed as a senior in 2016.

Thomas played as both a cornerback and a nickel defensive back throughout his college career.

7 responses to “Patriots sign DL Keionta Davis, release DB Dwayne Thomas

  1. Even on a housekeeping thread there will still be envy and jealousy fueled trolling.
    Hopefully the ladies auxiliary has increased their salt intake, the tears aren’t as buoyant as they used to be.

  2. .
    DE Dietrich Wise left last night’s game with a head injury. The Patriots were already a bit thin at that position following the retirement of Rob Ninkovich.

  3. Expect another have dozen of these moves by the Patriots next week. Bring the kid in, kick the tires on him, see if he is a teachable talent. Toss out one who either isn’t teachable or doesn’t have enough talent. BB pays tons of attention to the bottom half of the roster. It is one of his strengths. D-Line is one of the places that people can earn roster spots. DB is very crowded. Makes sense. Expect a OT (Flemming or Waddle) trade with Houston next week for one of their reserve D linemen. Makes sense for both teams. Why next week? Joint practices.

  4. Jones will be gone….. Kid just seems so unsure & lost out there…… The game is too big for his head…. A wasted 2nd round pick but that happens to all teams…..
    Go Pats

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