Bears agree to sign Mike Davis to two-year deal
The Chicago Bears quickly became one of the most surprising teams from around the league last season, reaching the playoffs and winning the NFC North division seemingly out of nowhere. However, the Bears do not appear to be complacent and have already made a move early on this offseason.
According to a Monday afternoon report from Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, the Bears have agreed to sign former Seattle Seahawks running back Mike Davis. With Davis receiving a two-year deal from the Bears, the veteran rusher can earn up to $7 million over the course of the next few seasons.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 11, 2019
The aforementioned Seahawks initially claimed Davis off waivers back 2017 while acquiring him from the rival San Francisco 49ers. With the 49ers initially selecting Davis in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft, the former South Carolina Gamecocks standout was then re-signed by the Seahawks re-signed by way of a one-year, $1.35 million deal last offseason.
However, Seattle first declined to tender him as a restricted free agent, which ultimately allowed Davis to speak with other teams from around the league as an unrestricted free agent.
Now a member of the Bears, such a move actually comes as somewhat of a surprise as Chicago has been linked to former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell as of late. Not only that, but the Bears are also expected to shop fellow running back Jordan Howard with Tarik Cohen in-house as well. With Davis now added to the fold, things could get complicated in the Chicago backfield in a hurry.