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

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - 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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