Pro Football Talk is reporting that Chicago Bears free agent tight end Kellen Davis has visits scheduled with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys and Cincinnati Bengals. Davis was originally drafted by the Bears out of Michigan State in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played in all 16 games last season for the Bears and started 15 of those games. He registered 18 receptions for 206 yards receiving to go along with 5 receiving touchdowns.
Davis played just over 750 offensive snaps in 2011 and is regarded as an average run blocker. He is listed as 6 foot 7 inches and reportedly weighs 267 pounds according to his player page on NFL.com. He reportedly also ran a 4.59 40-yard dash time at the 2008 NFL combine.
The Steelers could use some depth at the tight end position as Weslye Saunders is slated to be suspended for the first four games of the 2012 season. Backup David Johnson was tendered as a restricted free agent on Monday and should be in camp as well. Johnson is mainly regarded as an h-back though and it is unclear how he will be valued and used by new offensive coordinator Todd Haley.
ETA: Scott Brown has since reported on Twitter that he has been told a visit has yet to be scheduled with Davis.
At first I wondered why, but then remembering about Saunders suspension, it makes sense. It’s funny that the bears got Spaeth last year and we might end up getting Davis who is the exact same thing in my opinion. Still hope to see someone like Dan Conor to come in, or is there any chance we go for Larry Grant who got tendered as a restricted free agent by San Fran?
This guy is fast. During his senior year at Michigan State, he played TE and DE.
re-signed with the bears
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