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The Patriots had one of, if not the best special teams unit in the league last season. A key member of that group will be returning in 2021, as we found out Wednesday afternoon.

Cody Davis, who played many special teams roles for the team in 2020, is returning to New England on a two-year contract. Davis broke the signing himself – or rather his son Kane did, via a video on Cody’s Twitter account.

Davis joined the Patriots as a free agent last year, after spending his first seven NFL seasons between the Jaguars and Rams. In 13 games in 2020 he played 256 snaps – third most on the team behind Matthew Slater and Justin Bethel. Among his key roles is punt protector for All-Pro Jake Bailey.

This marks the second special teams re-signing for the Patriots so far this offseason. Last week, the team brought back Justin Bethel on a three-year, $6 million contract.

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