The Chicago Bears have agreed to re-sign free agent tight end Kellen Davis to a two-year contract, according to Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago. Davis became the full-time starter at the position for Chicago last season after being a fifth round pick in the 2008 NFL Draft.
Davis, 26, could potentially have a larger role in the Bears' passing game in 2012 given some of the changes that should take place in the system with a new offensive coordinator. Tight ends were rarely utilized as receivers in former coordinator Mike Martz's offense, but Davis could potentially see more opportunities as a pass-catcher under Mike Tice.
Last season, Davis caught 18 passes for 206 yards and five touchdowns while appearing in all 16 games, including 15 games as a starter. The tight end had scheduled visits with three different teams before ultimately deciding to return to the Windy City.
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