CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 26: Rashied Davis #81 of the Chicago Bears celebrates a special team tackle against the New York Jets at Soldier Field on December 26, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Jets 38-34. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Rashied Davis
The Bears have reached out to a familiar face to fill a newly vacant receiver spot of the team.
Chicago on Monday signed receiver Rashied Davis a day after Devin Thomas announced he was retiring from football.
The team traded away Davis last year for free agent and former Dallas Cowboy Sam Hurd, who ended up arrested in December on federal drug charges after a six-month investigation into his alleged Dallas-to-Chicago cocaine operation.
Davis doesn't appear scorned by the move and told reporters Monday he's excited for another chance on the team
Those who remember Davis from before his departure recall he's the kind of player known for consistency and being flexible, whether it's filling in for an injured receiver or rallying his teammates during the lockout.
Davis was with the Bears for six seasons and on Monday signed to a one-year contract with the team. Training camp continues in Chicago.