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Kellen Davis released by Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears, under new head coach Marc Trestman, are looking for playmakers in the passing game. That's good news for Martellus Bennett, who signed a four-year contract with the team Wednesday. Not so rosy for Kellen Davis.

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Davis, the team's starting tight end over the past two seasons, has been cut by the Bears, they announced Wednesday.

Davis was a scattershot pass-catcher who struggled with drops last season. His 19 catches for 229 yards and two touchdowns in 2012 didn't match up with the two-year, $6 million deal he signed last March.

Bennett, meanwhile, was productive with the New York Giants last season. He's a solid blocker who also generated havoc through the air, pulling down 55 catches for 626 yards and five touchdowns. The Giants didn't prioritize re-signing him, but the Bears saw enough in Bennett to shuffle the lineup and send Davis packing.

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