Patriots Sign Rookie DL Keionta Davis; Release Rookie DB Dwayne Thomas

The New England Patriots announced today the signing of rookie free agent DL Keionta Davis. In addition, the Patriots released undrafted rookie DB Dwayne Thomas.

Davis, 23, was a two-time All-American at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. The 6-foot-4, 260-pounder, finished his college career with 31.0 sacks, second in school history. As a senior in 2016, was named a first team All-American after finishing with 10 1/2 sacks and 44 total tackles.
Thomas, 24, was signed by the Patriots as a rookie free agent out of Louisiana State on May 5, 2017. The 6-foot, 201-pounder, 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.

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