The organization voted with its checkbook on Kellen Davis; $2.7 million signing bonus in a two-year package totaling $6 million. Davis is due a 2014 base salary of $2.4 million and at this point it is problematic whether the Bears consider a tight end with only 11 catches and significant drops through the team’s first nine games.
He has seen a substantial negative rating by analysts for ProFootballFocus.com in five of the Bears’ nine games, allowing two sacks on Jay Cutler in addition to drawing four penalties.
Davis is the 55th-ranked tight end, according to PFF,
with five drops, a key lost fumble on the Bears’ first play in the Houston game, and 55th in percent of catches from passes thrown (42.3).