Patriots Release TE Fred Davis


The New England Patriots released veteran TE Fred Davis on Friday just a month since they signed him to a contract.

Last February, Davis received an indefinite suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. However, he was arrested the next day for a DUI.

Davis, 29, is a former second round pick of the Redskins back in 2008. He played out his rookie contract with the team and wound up receiving the franchise tag back in 2012. Washington later signed him to a one-year deal before allowing him to depart as a free agent in 2014.

New England brought him in and gave him a one-year contract back in May, but it appears as though they prefer their other options at tight end.

According to, releasing Davis will free up $605,000 in available cap space while creating no dead money.

He last appeared in an NFL game during the 2013 season and caught just seven passes for 70 yards receiving and one touchdown.

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