Sept 15, 2012; Troy, AL, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs running back LaDarius Perkins (27) is grabbed from behind by Troy Trojans linebacker Kanorris Davis (44) at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots Sign Kanorris Davis

After the New England Patriots cut CB Marquice Cole on Friday, they signed SS Kanorris Davis from the practice squad to fill out the 53-man roster. Davis is an undrafted rookie out of Troy, who was signed by the Patriots in the offseason. The Patriots were impressed with Davis’s contributions on special-teams during the preseason, and he could step into that role in this Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons. Marquice Cole totaled 43 special-teams tackles during his time with the Patriots, but was cut due to his lingering injuries. With Cole cut and special-teams captain Matthew Slater still inactive due to a wrist injury, Davis may see playing time on Sunday. Kanorris Davis stands at 5′ 10″, weighs 203 lbs., and ran a 4.61 40-time at the combine. At Troy in 2011, he played in 11 games, starting 8 of them at strongside linebacker, and made 60 tackles and two forced fumbles before suffering a season-ending injury.

With the  release of Marquice Cole, the rookie out of Rutgers, Logan Ryan, may see some more playing time. He had a strong preseason and may see additional time at CB now instead of just special-teams. Do not be surprised if Cole finds his way back onto the Patriots’s roster at some point once he is no longer injured. He has already been cut and re-signed once before by the team.

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