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Patriots Have Re-Signed Veteran Free Agent

A New England Patriots helmet sitting on the bench.

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 24: A New England Patriots helmet during the first half of the game between the New England Patriots and the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium on December 24, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

The New England Patriots bolstered their defensive line on Wednesday, re-signing nose tackle Carl Davis.

Davis appeared in all 17 games for New England in 2021, making four starts. He recorded 19 tackles, one sack and one quarterback hit.

He began his tenure with the Patriots during the 2020 season after New England signed him off the Jaguars' practice squad. Davis had three tackles in three games for Bill Belichick's defense after joining the team.

A third-round pick of the Ravens out of Iowa in 2015, Davis spent his first three years with Baltimore but did not play in 2016 due to an ankle injury.

He then appeared in five games with the Cleveland Browns in 2018 and three with the Colts and Jaguars in 2019.

The 30-year-old should split time at nose tackle with Christian Barmore and Davon Godchaux this upcoming season.