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Bears to sign running back Mike Davis

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Davis marks the Bears’ first signing of the 2019 free agency period.

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Mike Davis is the newest member of the Bears’ backfield.
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The Chicago Bears joined in on the free agency madness of Monday’s legal negotiating period, as they are expected to sign running back Mike Davis, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The contract is a two-year, $6 million deal that can rise up to $7 million with incentives.

Davis is coming off of the best year of his four-year career, rushing for 514 yards and four touchdowns on 112 carries in a crowded Seattle Seahawks backfield, resulting in an average of 4.6 yards per carry. He also caught 34 passes for 214 yards and a touchdown, showing off some value as a receiver out of the backfield. He spent the past two seasons in Seattle after playing for the San Francisco 49ers the two years before. The five-foot-nine, 217-pound back is a compact and powerful runner with good contact balance and impressive ball-carrier vision.

Davis brings some talent to a Bears’ backfield that is more than likely not finished with its makeover. It is unknown exactly what else the team plans on doing at the running back position, but he serves as solid depth who could see some snaps in short-yardage situations.