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Bears add a speedster to their practice squad

NFL: MAY 22 Dallas Cowboys OTA Photo by George Walker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Chicago Bears have announced a couple practice squad moves today by releasing running back Jeremy McNichols and signing wide out Reggie Davis to take his place.

The 24-year old Davis was originally an undrafted free agent of the Atlanta Falcons in 2017 after his four years at Georgia saw him catch 38 balls for 618 yards and 2 touchdowns, while also returning 47 kickoffs for a 21.2 average and 34 punts for a 7.4 average. The 5’11, 185 pounder ran a blazing 4.36 forty at his pro day.

During Davis’ senior year with the Bulldogs he was teammates with current Bears Roquan Smith, Javon Wims, and Riley Ridley

Davis has also spent some time on the practice squads of the Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles, and most recently the Dallas Cowboys.

One other practice squad nugget to keep in mind. Practice squad players are essentially free agents and can sign with any team, and while their current club can offer a promotion to their 53-man roster to “block” the move, the player can also turn down the offer and leave via free agency as long as the move is to another team’s active roster.

So, it’s possible that when the Pittsburgh Steelers signed Kerrith Whyte Jr. away from the Bears’ practice squad a few weeks ago that he wanted to leave for a better opportunity to play on the Steelers’ 53-man roster.