Bears to add Davis and Patterson
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

(LAKE FOREST, IL) – The Chicago Bears intend to sign free-agent running back Mike Davis, according to sources. Davis, who turned 26 in February, rushed for 514 yards and four touchdowns on 112 carries last season, all career highs, while serving as the Seattle Seahawks' No. 2 back behind Chris Carson and ahead of first-round pick Rashaad Penny. His season highlights included a 101-yard, two-touchdown performance in a Week 4 win over the Arizona Cardinals while Carson was sidelined. The Seahawks claimed Davis off waivers in 2017 from the San Francisco 49ers, who drafted him in the fourth round (126th overall) out of South Carolina in 2015. Sources say the Bears also plan to sign former New England Patriots wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson to a two year deal worth $10 million. The Patriots had acquired Patterson and a 2018 sixth-round pick from the Oakland Raiders in exchange for a 2018 fifth-round pick in March 2018. The deal was sparked, in part, by Patterson's $3 million base salary and $250,000 workout bonus, which the Raiders deemed too high for a player whose primary contributions came as a kickoff returner. Patterson helped the Patriots in multiple spots over the course of the 2018 season. In 15 regular-season games, with five starts, Patterson totaled 42 rushing attempts for 228 yards, with one touchdown. He added 21 receptions for 247 yards and three touchdowns. As for kickoff returns, he had 23 for 663 yards (28.8 avg.) and one touchdown, which came against the Bears.