So one joke says that Kellen Davis will not even be able to catch a flight out of Chicago. Anyways, as expected and highly anticipated by Bears fans, the Bears have officially cut Davis saving the Bears $2.5 million in salary cap space. Maybe this will be enough to re-sign Nick Roach and Brian Uralcher although look for more moves from the Bears front office today.
Davis was one of my tight end sleepers entering the season, but he was not utilized at the beginning of the season and then started dropping key passes at the end of the season. Some would say he hibernated through the entire season, but his stats say 19 catches for 229 yards and 2 touchdowns. For his five-year career with the Bears Davis caught 47 balls for 529 yards and 11 touchdowns. Davis was supposed to break out in 2012 instead he is no longer a Bear in 2013.
The final nail in the coffin of Davis’s Bears tenure came yesterday when the Bears signed Martellus Bennett on the first day of free agency. Bennett’s stats for last season were 55 catches for 626 yards and 5 touchdowns, so I would say this is an upgrade!
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