Pats Release Mills




      FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced
today that they have signed WR Britt Davis to the practice squad and released TE
Garrett Mills from the practice squad.

      Davis, 25, is a
first-year player from Northern Illinois. He originally entered the NFL as a
rookie free agent with the New York Jets in 2009 and spent part of that year on
the New York practice squad. Davis, 6-3, 205 pounds, was released by the Jets
after training camp in 2010 and was then was signed by Denver where he began the
year on the practice squad. Davis was signed to the 53-man roster on Dec. 13,
2010 and played in three games for the Broncos. He was release by Denver at the
end of training camp this past summer.

      Mills, 28, originally
entered the NFL as a fourth-round draft pick of the Patriots in the 2006 NFL
Draft out of Tulsa and spent the majority of his rookie season with New England
on the injured reserve list. Mills, 6-1, 235 pounds is a veteran of five NFL
seasons and has played with New England (2006), Minnesota (2007-09),
Philadelphia (2010) and Cincinnati (2010). After being listed as a game inactive
for the first nine contests of his rookie season in 2006, Mills finished the
year on the injured reserve list with hip and thigh injuries. He was waived by
the Patriots at the end of training camp in 2007 and was claimed off waivers by
Minnesota. After two seasons seeing limited action for the Vikings in 2007 and
2008, he split the 2009 season between the Minnesota active roster and practice
squad but did not see any game action. Garrett went to training camp with
Minnesota in 2010 but was waived prior to the start of the regular season. He
then was signed to the Philadelphia practice squad before being signed to the
active 53-man roster. Garrett played in seven games with three starts last
season with Philadelphia and registered two receptions for 19 yards. He was
released by the Eagles on Dec. 21 and claimed off waivers by Cincinnati, where
he finished the season. He was waived by Cincinnati on Aug. 16, 2011. He joined
the New England practice squad on Sept. 14.