New England Patriots

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 27: Cody Davis #22 of the Jacksonville Jaguars lines up during the game against the New York Jets at TIAA Bank Field on October 27, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

By Matt Dolloff,

As reported by his agent Jordan Woy, former Jacksonville Jaguars safety Cody Davis has agreed to a deal with the Patriots. Davis, 30, has been in the NFL as a reserve safety and special teamer for the past seven seasons.

The veteran led the Jaguars in special teams snaps in each of the past two seasons. He figures to serve as a logical replacement for the departed Nate Ebner, who recently signed with the New York Giants.

Davis marks the latest move in a turnover of sorts for the Patriots at safety. They retained team captain and locker room leader Devin McCourty and still have Patrick Chung, but traded longtime No. 3 safety Duron Harmon to the Lions and also signed former Chargers safety Adrian Phillips as a free agent.

Phillips will play some defense, likely in a role similar to Chung’s. But Davis figures to be a pure special teams player and push for a regular role in that phase of the game.

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