Report: Steelers Interested In Former Bears TE Kellen Davis Once Again

The Pittsburgh Steelers brought in tight end Kellen Davis last off-season for a free agent visit, but he eventually signed back with the Chicago Bears. On Wednesday, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports via Twitter that the recently released Davis once again has the interest of Pittsburgh.

The 6-7, 267-pound Davis signed a two-year, $6 million contract that included $2.7 million guaranteed last off-season with the team that drafted him back in 2008. He only recorded 19 catches for 229 yards and 2 touchdowns in 16 games last season and only has 47 career receptions.

The Steelers re-signed tight end fullback David Johnson on Tuesday, but most likely would like to add a better blocking tight end, especially with Heath Miller likely to be sidelined at the start of the season because of the knee injury that he suffered late last year.

Davis is a much better blocker than Leonard Pope, who the Steelers signed last year in free agency. Pope is currently an unrestricted free agent and unlikely to be re-signed. As far as we know, Davis has not been scheduled for a visit as of yet.

  • steeltown

    K.Davis doesnt have impressive stats, but he has the intangibles to be a good TE, he was #2 to Olsen for the first couple yrs of his career and then played under Martz when Olsen left.. and Martz uses TE’s almost as effectively as Arians does, ha!

    Lets just say this, he has more upside than Pope, Pianalto, McCoy or D.Johnson

    If he’s cheap I think he’d be a decent #2 atleast till Miller returns… IF he’s cheap

  • zyzak

    Steelers still could use a TE that can get open over the middle along with Heath.

  • TrueSteelerForLife

    This guy sucks. He does. Just like Dan Connor, and Fokou. We need to stop bringing in these worthless castoffs that won’t help our team

  • eh. I’ll believe it when I see it. They’re not signing him. Least I don’t think so. Like I said, I’ll believe it when I see it.

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    I agree 100% with all these top tier free agents on the market they wNt to get bums I’d rather use that money an get one or two top free agents

  • grw1960

    Kellen Davis actually is quite interesting Ran a 4.59 in 2008 at the combine. In college he played on special teams. as a TE and as as DE
    in his last year in college.Finished third on the team with a career-high 32 receptions for 513 yards (16.0 avg) and six touch-downs…Carried the ball six times for 43 yards (7.2 avg)…Recorded six tackles (2 solos) with two sacks for minus 12 yards, 2.5 stops for losses totaling 13

  • John Mazza

    Spaeth just got cut. thoughts?

  • James

    Yes. He should sign with someone else. 😉

  • steeltown

    Spaeth has to be one of the biggest, yet least talked about disappointments in the NFL regarding the TE position. The guy won the John Mackey Award back in ’06 given to college footballs ‘best tight end’…. he never panned out

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    If they have faith

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    If they keep getting bums they will still have to address these positions in draft so let’s hope most pan out for us because the other teams like miners and Seattle an dolphins are loading up getting better I know they are NFC team’s but when we get back to the superbowl those are the teams we will b facing

  • Clint Martin

    They have one.

  • Clint Martin


  • RW

    We don’t have the money for one or two top free agents. Particularly if we want to re-sign keenan lewis.

  • steeltown

    You are talking about Teams that have been awful for years, they have to spend tons of $$$ and be active in FA to get better.. and MIA still might not get past New England