Not only did the Bears get a fullback who is familiar with Ron Turner's offense when they signed Jason Davis to the practice squad, they got a starting-caliber player.
At least that is the way the Philadelphia Eagles viewed him before making the Illinois product one of their final cuts. Davis had been at the top of the depth chart for the entire offseason and preseason before a move was made in mid-August to try running back Tony Hunt, Penn State's all-time leader in carries, at the position. Hunt won out and Davis was forced to look elsewhere.
"I don't think they wanted a true fullback," Davis said. "It's nice to get this opportunity for a fresh start with new faces and a new system. I'm wiping the slate clean and I've gotten another opportunity."
Plus it helps he has a good understanding of the scheme like wide receiver Brandon Lloyd did when he arrived. The Eagles still have a sledge hammer for short yardage situations if they want. Dan Klecko has done some fullback work in the past.