Running back Mike Davis provided some spark to the Seattle Seahawks running game down the stretch in 2017, and many fans were hopeful that the pop he showed would lead the team to bring him back in 2018. However, Davis went non-tendered as a restricted free agent and as a result is now an unrestricted free agent able to visit other teams.
Visiting other teams appears to be exactly what Davis is doing.
The #Seahawks did not tender RB Mike Davis, and he’s looking around. Source said Davis is traveling to the #Lions today and has his visit tomorrow. Davis, who flashed against the #Eagles and #Jaguars, has other visits lined up.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 16, 2018
After two seasons playing for the San Francisco 49ers, Davis spent the first half of 2017 on the Seattle practice squad before injures and ineffective play led to a need at the running back position. Between losing Chris Carson and C.J. Prosise to ankle injuries and the ineffective play of Eddie Lacy and Thomas Rawls, Mike Davis was one of the lone bright spots in the Seattle running game in the latter part o the season.
As he was non-tendered, Davis would not be considered in the calculations for compensatory picks for Seattle, and any team is free to sign him without the risk that his addition to the roster could offset a future comp pick.
The market for Davis would seem to be fairly soft, as any team could have poached Davis off the Seattle practice squad at any time during the 2017 season prior to his promotion to the active roster, but no team chose to do so.