Bears release Davis, terminate Spaeth's contract

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Associated Press

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 5:01 PM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 13 at 5:01 PM

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have released tight end Kellen Davis.

The Bears announced the move Wednesday, one day after signing versatile tight end Martellus Bennett away from the New York Giants. Bennett spent one year with the Giants and had career highs with 55 receptions, 626 yards and five touchdowns.

Davis appeared in all 80 games with 35 starts over five seasons for the Bears. He had 47 receptions for 529 yards and 11 touchdowns. In two playoff games, he had two catches for 42 yards and a TD.

The Bears also terminated the contract of tight end Matt Spaeth. Spaeth appeared in 91 games, including 56 starts, in six NFL seasons with Pittsburgh (2007-10) and Chicago (2011-12). He has 49 catches for 353 yards and eight touchdowns in his career.

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