Davis is being waived today, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
That was to be expected, as getting rid of him now saves the Bears a fourth-round compensatory pick.
But while it was to be expected, it remains a sign of bad roster management by Bears General Manager Ryan Pace. During the offseason Pace traded away the Bears’ best running back, Jordan Howard, and hoped that signing Davis to a two-year, $6 million contract would improve the Bears’ running game.
Instead, Davis has done nothing in Chicago, while Howard has played well for the Eagles — including helping them beat the Bears last week. The Bears’ running game has declined this season, and replacing Howard with Davis was a big reason for that.