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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Davis joins strong staff



By John Tomase

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

FOXBORO - Former special teams standout Don Davis, who retired at age 34 following a knee injury last year, has been added to the Patriots staff as an assistant strength and conditioning coach.

Davis has spent the spring working with Mike Woicik and Co. as the Pats run through their offseason conditioning program. Cornerback Ellis Hobbs praised the entire staff for keeping him strong and in shape while he recovers from offseason wrist surgery.

Davis brings an interesting approach to the job. Just as the 49ers did during their glory days, he’s been boxing with players such as Tom Brady and Matt Cassel to improve their hand speed, holding small pads like trainer Teddy Atlas.

Davis knows what the Patriots expect out of their conditioning program. He was honored with multiple offseason workout awards during his career.

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