The Chicago Bears released veteran tight end Kellen Davis on Wednesday, just one day after agreeing to terms with Martellus Bennett on a four-year contract at the start of Free Agency.
Davis appeared in 80 games with 35 starts through five seasons with the Bears from 2008-2012, notching 47 receptions for 529 yards, 11 touchdowns and 10 total special teams tackles.
Davis struggled to execute in the passing game during the 2012 season and notched a number of frustrating dropped passes. Football Outsiders ranked Davis 47th among 49 TEs with a minimum of 25 passes thrown their way in 2012.
While he struggled as a receiver, Davis was not a total loss as a blocker, where teammate Matt Spaeth was, allowing 18 total QB pressures.
The Bears wanted someone who could fill roles in both aspects, and they believe they’ve found it with Bennett.
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