Patriots release DB Kanorris Davis

The New England Patriots announced the release of defensive back Kanorris Davis on Monday afternoon, bringing their active roster down to 52 players.

Davis was promoted from the practice squad on Saturday afternoon to play a core special-teams role, logging 16 snaps on Sunday night and appearing on all four core special-teams units.

The undrafted rookie out of Troy is now subject to the league's waiver system. If he goes unclaimed on waivers Tuesday, he seems like a strong candidate to be re-signed to the practice squad.