Mike Davis Released by Falcons After 1 Season; Saves $2.5M in Cap Dwelling
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The Atlanta Falcons launched running lend a hand Mike Davis after one season with the franchise Monday.
Michael Rothstein of ESPN reported the news, and Davis apparently confirmed his departure on Twitter.
The Falcons will assign $2.5 million in wage-cap rental by releasing Davis. The Georgia native signed a two-yr, $5.5 million contract closing offseason in hopes of being the Falcons’ top running lend a hand.
While he started eight games, Davis fell on the lend a hand of Cordarrelle Patterson on the depth chart and struggled being effective. He rushed for 503 yards while alongside with 259 as a receiver, scoring four full touchdowns. Patterson totaled 1,166 yards and 11 touchdowns in a breakout season.
The Falcons re-signed Patterson to a two-yr, $10.5 million contract in March. They furthermore added regular Damien Williams on a one-yr contract and drafted Tyler Allgeier within the fifth spherical of closing week’s NFL draft, leaving Davis because the exclusive man out.
Davis would per chance be purchasing for his sixth NFL team on the age of 29. He beforehand conducted for the San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears and Carolina Panthers moreover to to Atlanta.