Carl Davis is an American football defensive tackle for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Iowa.
On September 2, 2018, Davis was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns. He played minimally for the Browns, registering just one assisted tackle for 2018.
The Browns re-signed Davis to a one-year $2 million contract on March 12, 2019. The Browns released Davis on August 31, 2019.
On October 14, 2019, Davis was signed by the Indianapolis Colts. He was released on November 4. On November 25, 2019, Davis was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
On February 4, 2020, Davis was suspended for the first four games of the 2020 season for violating the league’s performance-enhancing substance policy.
He was re-signed by the Jaguars on April 6, 2020. He was released on May 12, 2020, but re-signed on August 10.
He was reinstated from suspension on October 5, 2020, and the team was given a roster exemption for him. He was released on October 12 and signed to the team’s practice squad the next day.
On October 14, 2020, Davis was signed by the New England Patriots off the Jaguars practice squad. He was placed on injured reserve on November 28, 2020, with a concussion.
He was designated to return from injured reserve on December 17, and began practicing with the team again, but was not activated before the end of the regular season.
Davis signed a contract extension with the Patriots on March 15, 2021, and on April 27, 2022, Davis re-signed with the Patriots.