Steve Wyche of NFL.com reports that defensive end Chauncey Davis re-signed with the Falcons. Davis, a free agent that is expected to compete for the starting job this year signed a four-year deal worth $14 million, with $8 million paid over the first two seasons.
The Falcons had planned to visit with Green Bay Packers defensive end Mike Montgomery today, but per the AJC, that visit was cancelled once the team re-upped with Davis.
Davis started 1 of 16 games last year, finishing with 38 tackles, 4 sacks, and 3 fumble recoveries. He could supplant 2007 first round pick Jamaal Anderson as the starter. Anderson had another disappointing year, starting 15 games, but wound up with 27 tackles and 2 sacks. In order to make room for Davis, the Falcons have tinkered with the idea of moving Anderson to defensive tackle on a more permanent basis.