The Cleveland Browns have signed former Chicago Bears tight end Kellen Davis to a one year contract. He visited the Bears organization yesterday, and it didn’t take long for a deal to get done.
Davis was a 2008 fifth round draft pick by the Chicago Bears and has spent his entire 5 year career with the Bears. Chicago and general manager Phil Emery decided to go another direction by cutting Davis and signing former Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants tight end Martellus Bennett early in free agency.
Davis was reportedly getting interest from the Pittsburgh Steelers as well as the New York Jets. It’s the second tight end the Browns have signed so far, the other is Gary Barnridge formerly of the Carolina Panthers.
Davis spent his first three seasons buried on the depth chart, but he started 30 games in the past two seasons. Despite the increase in playing time he has provided lackluster results for the Bears.
Over the past two seasons he has caught 37 passes for a grand total of 435 yards. He does average over 10 yards a reception, important for a team looking to move the chains. He aslo has proven to be a weapon in the redzone and has caught 7 TD passes in the last two seasons.
In 2010 he caught one pass, a 19 yard touchdown reception. In 2009, he caught 9 passes, 3 of which were touchdowns.