Source: Patriots to promote Kanorris Davis

The New England Patriots will promote rookie safety Kanorris Davis from the practice squad for Sunday night's game against the Falcons, a source confirms.

The move is not yet official, and there is always a chance the Patriots could reverse course, but Davis caught the team's eye with strong special-teams play in the preseason.

With top gunners Matthew Slater (wrist) and Marquice Cole (released Friday) not suiting up, Davis could be tapped to fill that role, and more, on special teams.

Davis was signed by the Patriots after going undrafted out of Troy.

Ben Volin of The Boston Globe first reported Davis' promotion.