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Patriots sign DL Casey Walker to the practice squad

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced that they have signed first-year DL Casey Walker to the practice squad. Walker was released from the 53-man roster on Nov. 20.

In addition, the Patriots released LB Ja'Gared Davis from the practice squad.

Walker, 24, was signed by the Patriots from the Carolina practice squad on Sept. 27. He originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with Carolina out of Oklahoma on April 30, 2013. The 6-foot-1, 340-pounder spent part of the 2013 season on the Carolina practice squad and went to training camp with Carolina this past summer. He was released on Aug. 30 and signed to the Carolina practice squad on Aug. 31. Walker played in five games with one start for the Patriots and accumulated 10 total tackles and one sack.

Davis, 24, began the 2014 season on the practice squad before being signed to the 53-man roster on Oct. 4, 2014. He played in three games before being released on Oct. 22 and signed back to the practice squad. Davis did not record any statistics. The 6-foot, 238-pounder spent the majority of his rookie season in 2013 on the Patriots' practice squad, but did see action in one regular-season game and both postseason games after joining the 53-man roster. He was originally signed by Houston as a rookie free agent out of Southern Methodist on May 10, 2013, released by Houston on Aug. 27, 2013, and claimed off waivers and awarded to the Patriots on Aug. 28, 2013.

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