The Bears continued to bring back some of their own free agents on Wednesday, re-upping with tight end Kellen Davis on a 2-year deal.
Davis led the Bears with 5 touchdown catches last season, among his 18 catches for 206 yards while being used primarily as a blocker in Mike Martz’s scheme. In the Era of the Tight End, it’s important the Bears get more productivity out of the position.
Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith thinks Davis can be a featured tight end:
“If you want to feature Kellen Davis, you can do that,” Smith told reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. “Great size, great blocker, in-line blocker, but he’s skilled enough as an athlete to be able to move outside and do some things. I really like him.”
If Mike Tice can resurrect the tight end position in his modified Mike Martz offense and Brandon Marshall can command some double teams on the outside, I think Davis is poised for a breakout year. I’ll leave the fantasy football picks to DeCon, but I’m penciling Davis in as a deep sleeper to grab for your fantasy team next season.
Speaking of re-signing their own, the Bears also brought Josh McCown back behind Cutler and newly acquired Jason Campbell to add more veteran depth at the quarterback position. Barring a training camp miracle, you’ve got to think that ends the Nathan Enderle era.