Rashied Davis did not have to go elsewhere to get the multi-year deal he was seeking.
The wide receiver, who signed his one-year tender as a restricted free agent last Friday, agreed to a three-year contract Wednesday. Terms of the deal are not yet available, but it’s believed he received a little more than $1 million to sign.
Davis had hoped to land an offer sheet but no teams stepped up before the deadline last week. It was a situation where clubs liked him but didn’t believe they would be able to construct a contract that the Bears would not step up and match. Davis proved valuable as a slot receiver in 2006 and stepped forward to be a key member on special teams last season. This would seem to secure his position on the roster.
``We both knew this is where Rashied wanted to be,’’ agent Wynn Silberman said. ``It was a question of whether or not we could get there financially. Both sides dug in and we discovered maybe there was a zone for an agreement. Rashied gets some security and we’re all happy.’’
It’s the first positive contract news the Bears have had in a while as they’re in a public staredown with Brian Urlacher and work on and off to negotiate deals for return man Devin Hester, tackle Tommie Harris and kicker Robbie Gould.
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