Free-agent wide receiver/special teamer Rashied Davis, who has spent his entire six-year career with the Bears, has signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions.
Davis may have had his best all-around season last year. Not only did he emerge as one of the teams’ most consistent special teams players but proved he could contribute in offensive coordinator Mike Martz’s offense when he made had seven receptions for 63 yards in the regular-season finale against the Packers at Lambeau Field.
With Davis gone, the Bears will likely to be more aggressive in signing free agent Corey Graham, who led the Bears with 25 special teams tackles last season. How valuable was Graham? The backup cornerback recovered an onside kick and downed three punts, including two inside the 5-yard line, in a NFC divisional playoff game win over the Seattle Seahawks.
Graham will also likely draw interest from several teams.