Laurel native Akeem Davis announced Tuesday that he had signed onto the New Orleans Saints' practice squad. Davis recently spent time with the Washington Redskins, featured mostly on special teams, but was cut earlier this season.
Davis played high school football at Laurel High School and led the Golden Tornados to the 2007 4A state title. He then played for Jones County Junior College before finishing his college career at the University of Memphis.
Davis said via Twitter on Tuesday, "Happy to announce that I've signed w/ the @Saints. I appreciate all the support from family, friends & fans. God has a plan!"