NFL veteran running back Mike Davis signed a two-year, $5.5 million contract with the Atlanta Falcons. Davis spent the 2020 season with the Carolina Panthers and has also played for the Chicago Bears and the Seattle Seahawks.
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Mike Davis, Atlanta Falcons, Agree to Contract
Mike Davis had a stellar year filling in for the injured Christian McCaffrey this past season, racking up 642 rushing yards on 165 carries and turning six of those into touchdowns. He also saw 70 targets which led to 65 catches for 373 yards and two receiving touchdowns. Before being claimed off the waivers in November of 2019 by the Carolina Panthers, Davis had a brief stint with the Chicago Bears amassing only 49 total yards in the 12 games he played in during the 2019 season.
During the 2017 and 2018 seasons, Davis was a member of the Seattle Seahawks where he accumulated 1099 all-purpose yards and five total touchdowns through 21 games. Prior to his time in Seattle, Davis was drafted in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft by their division rival San Francisco 49ers. While only seeing the field for 14 games throughout the two seasons he played in San Francisco, he rushed for 108 yards on 54 carries and his first trip to the end zone, and brought in 10 catches for 63 yards.
Prior to his NFL journey, Davis played college football at the University of South Carolina from 2012-2014. While beginning his Gamecocks career as a backup running back in 2012, he turned 52 rushing attempts into 275 yards and two touchdowns and hauled in four catches for 35 yards. After taking over as the starting running back in his sophomore year, through his next two seasons he ran the ball 402 times for 2165 yards and 20 touchdowns and caught 66 balls for 720 yards and two scores. Davis received a second-team All-SEC selection for his sophomore year performance and decided to declare for the NFL Draft instead of playing his senior year at South Carolina, where he was ultimately selected 126th overall.
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