The Atlanta Falcons have signed operating again Mike Davis to a two-year deal that’s price $5.5 million, with $3 million absolutely assured within the first yr, based on NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport.
Davis loved one of the best season of his profession final yr, filling in for the injured Christian McCaffrey in Carolina. Over 12 begins, the 28-year-old racked up over 1,000 all-purpose yards for the Panthers, together with a mixed eight touchdowns on the bottom and thru the air.
However with McCaffrey set to return absolutely wholesome subsequent season, Davis’ time with the Panthers got here to an finish, and now he can be becoming a member of the Falcons, who might definitely use a lift within the operating sport.
Atlanta had one of many worst dashing assaults within the league final yr, gaining simply over 1,500 yards on the bottom whereas averaging simply 3.7 yards per carry, the second-lowest within the league. In addition they misplaced their main rusher from final season, as Todd Gurley is at the moment a free agent.
Davis ought to have the chance to be the lead rusher for the Falcons, because the staff has restricted choices within the backfield past Ito Smith, who has solely rushed for greater than 300 yards as soon as in his profession.