Chicago Bears release tight end Kellen Davis

Chicago Bears release tight end Kellen Davis

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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