Patriots sign DT Carl Davis off Jaguars' practice squad, bolster depth


The New England Patriots signed defensive tackle Carl Davis off the Jacksonville Jaguars' practice squad Wednesday in a move that adds much-needed depth to the team's defensive line.

The Patriots currently are down a defensive tackle with Byron Cowart on the COVID-19 reserve list.

Cam Newton officially activated off reserve/COVID-19 list

Davis has made regular season appearances for four teams -- the Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts and Jaguars -- since making his NFL debut in 2015. He was a third-round pick of the Ravens in 2015 after playing for the University of Iowa.

He's tallied 32 total tackles with 0.5 sacks and three passes defensed in 35 career regular season games. 

Davis also was suspended for the first four games of the 2020 season for violating the league's performance-enhancing substance abuse policy.

The Patriots will play the Denver Broncos in a Week 6 game Sunday afternoon at Gillette Stadium.