New England Patriots

  • Every NFL team needs to maintain at least a small amount of cap space to accommodate in-season transactions, and the Patriots are no exception. They’ve had to do a little cap gymnastics in 2022, though, as they stand tight against it ahead of a fresh infusion of space for 2023.

    The gymnastics continued this week, as the Patriots restructured the contract of special teams safety Cody Davis, as reported by Mike Reiss on Tuesday. Per Reiss, the slightly reworked deal created about $250,000 of cap space.

    After that move, Patriots cap expert Miguel Benzan has the Patriots at about $2.05 million in cap space for the rest of the season. Reiss later confirmed to a Twitter follower that the Davis restructure was simply to “cover the costs, and create a little breathing room” for the remainder of the 2022 campaign.

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  • The most recent official designation for Davis is that he’s on injured reserve, where he’s been since Oct. 18. He’s listed on the active roster at the Patriots’ official website, but that could be in error. Davis has been absent from practice so far this week, as the Pats get ready for a big divisional matchup against the New York Jets on Sunday at Gillette Stadium.

    FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - NOVEMBER 29: Cody Davis #22 of the New England Patriots warms up prior to facing the Arizona Cardinals at Gillette Stadium on November 29, 2020 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

    FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – NOVEMBER 29: Cody Davis #22 of the New England Patriots warms up prior to facing the Arizona Cardinals at Gillette Stadium on November 29, 2020 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

    Davis is on track to become an unrestricted free agent after the season. Benzan projects the Patriots to have $41.25 million in cap space to work with for 2023. But this move simply gives them more wiggle room in the event of future moves, incentives, etc.

    We’ll continue to keep you updated on the Patriots ahead of their return from the bye week. Click here for complete New England Patriots coverage at 985TheSportsHub.com.

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