Bears cut RB Mike Davis

Bryan Perez
NBC Sports Chicago

After a week of speculation over the future of Bears running back Mike Davis, the veteran was cut by the team Saturday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Davis was signed in free agency to a two-year, $6 million contract in an effort to replace Jordan Howard, who was traded to the Eagles for a conditional sixth-round pick earlier in the offseason. Davis failed to make any impact on offense, totaling just 11 carries for 25 yards through eight games.

Davis' departure strengthens the Bears' chances of securing a fourth-round compensatory pick after losing safety Adrian Amos to the Packers in free agency. Had Davis been on the roster for the Lions game (Week 10), he would have offset the loss of Amos in the mysterious compensatory pick formula.

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