Patriots Part Ways With WR Davis


Posted Aug 24, 2006


FOXBORO, Mass. - The New England Patriots announced the release of rookie wide receiver Erik Davis. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Vanderbilt product was originally signed as an undrafted free agent on May 8, 2006.

Davis competed for a roster spot in a unit full of new faces. Among a host of virtual unknowns, the 22-year-old wide receiver worked with the second and third units during training camp. He played sparingly in New England's preseason exhibition games. While he appeared in both of the team's preseason games, Davis managed just one catch for 15 yards against the Falcons.

Davis' career stats at Vanderbilt were 124 receptions for 1,767 yards and 14 touchdowns. He managed to catch 46 balls for 619 yards from Commodore quarterback Jay Cutler last season, before going down with an injury.

WR Wrik Davis goes through a "hands" drill at Patriots training camp in Foxborough, Mass on July 31, 2006 (Photo Kate Hamlin / PatriotsInsider.com)

 

Davis' release leaves receivers Chad Jackson, John Stone, Reche Caldwell, Bam Childress, Troy Brown, Eddie Berlin, Kelvin Kight, Keron Henry and Rich Musinski vying for the final roster spots at camp. Matt Shelton was placed on IR, while Zuriel Smith remains away from camp with an unspecified injury suffered in NFL Europe. WR Deion Branch continues his holdout.

Roster Cuts: Each team in the NFL has to reduce their roster to a maxium of 75 players, not including exempted players, by Tuesday August, 29, 2006.



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