FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots released quarterback Rohan Davey, running back Cedric Cobbs and safety Dexter Reid today.
Davey, 27, was drafted by the Patriots in the fourth round (117th overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft. In three seasons in New England, the 6-foot-2-inch, 245-pound signal caller played in seven games and completed eight-of-19 passes for 88 yards. The Louisiana State product played in NFL Europe in the spring of 2004, where he was named the 2004 NFL Europe League Offensive Player of the Year and led the Berlin Thunder to the World Bowl XII championship. That season, he led the league with 19 touchdown passes and a 105.9 passer rating, while starting all 11 games and leading Berlin to a 10-1 record.
Cobbs, 24, was drafted by the Patriots in the fourth round (128th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft. Last year as a rookie, the 6-foot, 225-pound running back played in four games and rushed 22 times for 50 yards (2.3 avg). The Arkansas product began the 2004 season on the PUP list and was on the Patriots' 53-man roster for the final 10 regular-season games and all three playoff contests.
Reid, 24, was drafted by the Patriots in the fourth round (113th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft. As a rookie in 2004, the 5-foot-11-inch, 203-pound safety played in 13 games with two starts and recorded nine tackles (4 solo), two passes defensed, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Additionally, his 16 special teams tackles ranked fourth on the team. In the 2004 playoffs, Reid played in all three of the Patriots' games, recording four tackles (3 solo) and four special teams tackles.