Former Bears TE Kellen Davis To Visit Steelers Thursday
Updating a previous story on free agent tight end Kellen Davis from earlier today, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com now reports via Twitter that the recently released Davis is scheduled to visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday. An earlier report said that the Steelers had interest.
Davis was released by the Chicago Bears on Wednesday along with former Steelers tight end Matt Spaeth. The Steelers were reportedly interested in Davis last off-season as well, but he ended up re-signing with the Bears before making it to Pittsburgh for a visit.
Davis is better known for his blocking than he is his passing catching ability. Last season he has 8 drops in 44 targets. He only caught 19 passes for 229 yards and 2 touchdowns.
With Leonard Pope not expected to return, the Steelers will need a blocking tight end to back up David Paulson should Heath Miller not be ready by the start of the season.
In his five seasons with the Bears, Davis appeared in 80 games with 35 starts from 2008-2012, recording 47 receptions for 529 yards, 11 touchdowns and 10 total special teams tackles.
The Steelers do not have much cap room at their disposal, so if signed, you can expect that it will be for the minimum for his accrued years.