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.