Wide receiver Rashied Davis’ second stint with the Bears didn’t last as long as his first.
Davis told the Chicago Tribune that he was released on Wednesday morning. Davis was signed after Devin Thomas retired earlier this month and was trying to win a spot on the team as a special teamer in addition to anything he brought to the table as a receiver. That was the role he played for six seasons with the team before heading to Detroit last season.
The move brings the Bears down to 74 players before they and every other NFL team have to reduce their rosters to 53 players. It also brings their total wide receiver corps into focus.
Barring a totally unforeseen turn of events, Dane Sanzenbacher will be the sixth receiver. Quarterback Jay Cutler has given Sanzenbacher high marks over the summer, which couldn’t have hurt his bid for the job. He’ll join Brandon Marshall, Devin Hester, Alshon Jeffery, Eric Weems and Earl Bennett to make up one of the better receiving depth charts we’ve seen in Chicago for quite a while.