Bears re-sign free agent TE Kellen Davis

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Tight end Kellen Davis has done little in four seasons with the Chicago Bears, but that didn't stop the team from re-signing the free agent to a two-year extension Wednesday.

The team announced the deal on its Twitter page, but it didn't reveal financial details.

Davis, 26, had by far his best season in 2011, finishing with 18 catches for 206 yards and a team-leading five touchdowns. In his first three years combined, he had 10 catches for 94 yards and four touchdowns.

However, Davis has a fan in Bears coach Lovie Smith.

"I think if you want to feature Kellen Davis, you can do that," coach Lovie Smith said at the recent NFL scouting combine, according to the Chicago Tribune. "Great size, great in-line blocker, skilled enough of an athlete to be able to move outside and do some things. I really like him."

According to the Tribune, Davis reportedly spoke with the Dallas Cowboys before re-signing with the Bears. Earlier Wednesday, Dallas lost backup tight end Martellus Bennett, who signed a one-year deal with the New York Giants.

Davis was the Bears' fifth-round draft pick in 2008 out of Michigan State.

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