Veteran DT Gets Surprisingly Candid About Why Patriots Cut Him in Viral Post

The Patriots began the NFL-mandated 53-player cutdown this week by releasing a guy who has been a consistent backup for three seasons in New England: 

defensive tackle Carl Davis, who appeared in 33 games in the last two years, including six starts.

Mark Daniels, a Patriots beat reporter, tweeted the news, adding, "I'm a bit surprised as I thought he was solid last year."

Davis made light of the situation, posting a photo of himself in a Patriots uniform on Instagram with the message, "It's been a fun 3 years.

I am extremely appreciative for this chance in New England. "It's time to go to the unemployment line with my janky a**."

But don't feel too terrible for Davis—he's made over $6 million in his eight-year NFL career, which has included stops with the Ravens, Browns,

Jaguars, and Colts, according to Spotrac. In a subsequent post, he stated, "Look, I don't need no sympathy."Davis elaborated on that attitude,

claiming to have received messages of support from Patriots fans and others. He blamed himself entirely for his release.

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