Bears Waive RB Mike Davis

Mike Davis‘ short tenure with the Bears has already come to an end. NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reports (via Twitter) that the Bears have cut the veteran running back.

Following a 2018 campaign that saw Davis compiling a career-high 514 rushing yards with the Seahawks, Davis inked a two-year, $6MM deal with the Bears this past offseason. There was hope that he’d platoon with third-rounder David Montgomery, and the Bears even dealt Jordan Howard to accommodate the two new additions. Instead, the rookie has received the majority of the carries on offense (Montgomery has 121 of the team’s 181 rushes).

Davis has also fallen behind pass-catcher Tarik Cohen, leaving him with a minor role. In seven games (one start) this season, the 28-year-old Davis has 11 carries for 25 yards and seven receptions for 22 yards. He’ll be subject to waivers, and while he hasn’t had a chance to shine in 2019, a team will surely take a chance on him based off his 2018 performance. Meanwhile, the Bears will presumably add another running back to pair with Montgomery and Cohen, with practice squad backs Ryan Nall and Kerrith Whyte Jr.┬ápotentially being options.

While today’s move was partly performance-based, Rapoport notes that the front office was also motivated by the compensatory pick formula. This transaction will “helps them get a comp pick,” according to Rapoport.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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10 comments on “Bears Waive RB Mike Davis

  1. diller1340

    This has lions written all over it. They are in desperate need of a RB and he was in Seattle with OC Darrell Bevell. They already scooped up one ex Seahawk back in JD McKissic

  2. diller1340

    This has lions written all over it. They are desperate for RBs and he was in Seattle with there OC Darrell Bevell. They already scooped up one ex Seahawk RB in JD McKissic

  3. Paul1989

    Sorry Bears fans, you were hoping they waived Turdbisky and Nagy.

    Be you Matt Nagy, be you.

  4. unclemike1525

    So you make a bad signing, cut the guy halfway through the season, and you get a COMPENSATORY pick for that? Then where’s the picks for Parkey, Callahan and Amos? The NFL is one whacky league. I think Goodell should take a drug test.

    • catonfarm

      Good explanation of how this will work here:

      beargoggleson . com/2019/11/09/chicago-bears-wisely-release-mike-davis/

      • catonfarm

        profootballtalk nbcsports com/2019/11/04/bears-have-a-decision-to-make-on-mike-davis/

  5. crosseyedlemon

    What happened to those stories from a year ago about the
    Bears having an up and coming OL?

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