Bears waive Davis

Updated: October 21, 2003, 8:02 PM ET

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears waived tight end John Davis on Tuesday after he failed a physical.

Davis was placed on the physically unable to perform list Aug. 24 after having back surgery. He missed six games last season because of back problems.

Davis played two seasons in Chicago, catching 31 passes for 261 yards and three touchdowns. He had a career-high 20 catches last year.

The veteran tight end signed with the Bears after a year in Minnesota. Before that, he played three seasons with Tampa Bay, where he caught the winning touchdown pass in a 1999 divisional playoff game against the Washington Redskins.

In six NFL seasons, Davis has 55 catches for 517 yards and six touchdowns.

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