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Bears cut Rashied Davis

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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.

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13 Responses to “Bears cut Rashied Davis”
  1. schmitty2 says: Aug 29, 2012 2:48 PM

    Bears have potentially one of the top offenses in the league provided their O-line can play decent

  2. pencilmonkeymagic says: Aug 29, 2012 2:50 PM

    That’s a pretty solid WR list. Bear fans have to be happy with it, surely?

  3. larryboodry says: Aug 29, 2012 3:03 PM

    Good luck to Rashied Davis, and glad to see Sanzenbacher stick with the team. Let the countdown begin…Go Bears!

  4. larryboodry says: Aug 29, 2012 4:09 PM

    @pencilmonkeymagic…We are, and don’t call me Shirley! (-;

  5. bearsoxass says: Aug 29, 2012 4:46 PM

    Dream on bears fans, Packers are too strong!

  6. johnnyjagfan says: Aug 29, 2012 5:35 PM

    This guy doesn’t suck. He’ll catch on somewhere.

  7. chi01town says: Aug 29, 2012 5:46 PM

    Hey packers fans the 15/1 season is gone an Rodgers had his say….. NOW its Cutler’s turn an the Chicago Bears will win the North first an will have New RINGS when its all over

  8. nomoreseasontix says: Aug 29, 2012 7:24 PM

    What about Sam Hurd?
    Oh hell… Never mind.

  9. Beer Fart Meatball says: Aug 29, 2012 7:45 PM

    –quite a while–

    As in ever.

  10. chi01town says: Aug 29, 2012 9:20 PM

    The preseason is almost over packers fans. Your done hiding behind that wall of last season. Chicago cant wait for the 2nd game when they send greenbay too an 0/2 record an take comand of the North. BE AFRAID packers fans BE VERY AFRAID

  11. doug1grohlin says: Aug 30, 2012 3:15 PM

    Davis always played hard for the Bears and I wish him luck. It’s still a weird feeling that the Bears are so stacked at the WR posistion that they didn’t need Davis.

  12. respectgsh says: Aug 31, 2012 11:57 PM

    This is the best WR depth chart the Bears have ever had and it is a pretty good for any team. I am not sure what Davis had left but he was better for the Bears than Sanzenbacher looks like he will ever be. I just don’t get why everybody wants this guy on the team. Underdogs are great in a movie, but a team of Sanzenbachers would go 0-16.

  13. 303bengalguy says: Sep 2, 2012 12:29 AM

    respectgsh says: Aug 31, 2012 11:57 PM

    This is the best WR depth chart the Bears have ever had and it is a pretty good for any team. I am not sure what Davis had left but he was better for the Bears than Sanzenbacher looks like he will ever be. I just don’t get why everybody wants this guy on the team. Underdogs are great in a movie, but a team of Sanzenbachers would go 0-16.
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    You’ve got to be joking. Davis has done what exactly? And all Sanzenbacher has done is ball out… so save the jock riding for when you might run into Davis in real life and by him a drink, or better yet, help him find a job. You can’t call Sanzenbacher an underdog. He made the team last year and was productive in limited action. QQ

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