TE Davis recovering from back injury
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Kellen Davis is nearly full-strength after back problems forced the starting tight end to miss the final two exhibition games.
A healthy Davis is key to the offense since the depth and experience at the tight end position took a hit over the weekend when Bears general manager Jerry Angelo decided to release veteran Desmond Clark -- undrafted rookie free agent Kyle Adams made the final 53-man roster as the swing tight end.
"I'm feeling really good," Davis said Monday. "My back is getting close to 100 percent and I'm practicing [Monday] and just hoping to have a real productive week. Now I'm just getting ready for the Falcons."
Davis and his teammates are seeking redemption Sunday after losing a pair of heart-breaking games to Atlanta in 2008 and 2009. In each contest, the Bears self-destructed in the fourth quarter and allowed the Falcons to squeak out a victory.
"It's a huge game and we've had a very shoddy history with the Falcons," Davis said. "The last couple of games have come down to the wire. We know it'll be a tough test to open up, but we'll be ready."