Free Agency Day 2-Bears Release Kellen Davis

Dec. 23, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA: Chicago Bears tight end Kellen Davis (87) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Bears defeated the Cardinals 28-13. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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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Topics: Chicago Bears, Kellen Davis

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  • http://www.facebook.com/jordan.gonzalez.3386 Jordan Gonzalez

    Yeah buddy! See ya Davis! You won’t be missed…

  • http://www.facebook.com/DraconWolf Jerry Richardson

    Kellen Davis had many opportunities to show that he was a TF worthy of being a starer during his tenure with the Bears….sorry to say but he just seemed to play hard enough to make it look like he would become all we thought he could be…..now he is all we thought he could be…GONE. I would like to see what the Bears coaches do with Evan R. now…will they leave in as H back or will he finally get to see some serious looks as a pass catching TE in 2 TE sets……

  • John Mack

    THANK YOU SWEET BABY JESUS!!!!!!!

    Even though Decon didn’t write this post, Schultz you can get an ‘AMEN!!!!!!

  • Phil_X

    I as so excited to get Davis out of mich state….even more excited to see him go. Looking forward to the next moves and the draft.