New England Patriots made a move today, but not the one that everyone was expecting. The Patriots did not activate Brandon Browner or Brian Tyms. Instead they called up Ja’Gared Davis and released WR Kembrell Thompkins.
Kenbrell Thompkins, a wide receiver who showed promise as a rookie last year but hasn’t done much this year, has been waived. Thompkins has just six catches for 53 yards this season after catching 32 passes for 466 yards last year.
The Patriots also promoted linebacker Ja’Gared Davis from the practice squad, meaning he’ll be eligible to play on Sunday night against the Bengals. New England may need Davis for depth on both defense and special teams.