Kellen Davis CLE -TEheading to Cleveland
The Browns have added yet another mediocre TE, this time signing free-agent Kellen Davis. The former Chicago Bear caught just 37 total passes over the past 2 seasons. He follows Gary Barnidge into Cleveland off the free-agent market. They join Jordan Cameron, Brad Smelley and Dan Gronkowski on the roster at the position. Cameron remains the favorite to lead the group in receiving, but none is a proven pass-catcher. Of course, not all will make the roster ... unless the Browns plan to introduce a mega-max run-blocking package.
Kellen Davis CLE -TEdumped by Bears
The Bears have released TE Kellen Davis. No surprise here. Chicago added TE Martellus Bennett on the 1st day of free agency. Former HC Lovie Smith might have had nice things to say about Davis heading into last season, but no elevated role ever materialized. You can safely ignore Davis in your fantasy football drafts going forward.
Kellen Davis CLE -TElooking for 40-60 catches
Bears TE Kellen Davis believes he can catch 40-60 balls in 2012. He's totaled just 28 grabs in 4 NFL seasons but now finds himself as a starter in OC Mike Tice's TE-friendly offense. "The routes are better for us, for me, at the tight end position," Davis said of the new scheme. "I get a lot of first reads on a lot of plays. So it's all looking good for me right now." Davis brings intriguing 6'7, 267-pound size to the table. And he's scored on 9 of his 28 career receptions. While still largely unproven, he looks like a viable late-round flier in fantasy drafts this summer.
Kellen Davis CLE -TEre-signs with Bears
TE Kellen Davis has agreed to a 2-year, $6 million deal to stay in Chicago. His 18 catches and 206 yards last year were career-highs, but he figures to be in for an increased role in 2012 after OC Mike Martz's departure. HC Lovie Smith called Davis "a big part" of the offense. At 6'7 and 262 pounds, he certainly has the size to do some damage. Davis is on the fantasy radar as a deep-league sleeper.
Kellen Davis CLE -TEcould be featured on offense
Bears HC Lovie Smith believes impending free-agent TE Kellen Davis can be a featured player on offense. Davis led Chicago TEs with just 18 catches, 205 yards, and 5 scores this past season. But that was in OC Mike Martz's TE-unfriendly system. New OC Mike Tice is expected to get the big guys more involved. "The TE needs to be a big part of what we do," Smith said. "We plan on doing that. I think if you want to feature Kellen Davis you can do that." Davis' numbers last year were career-highs, and he never recorded more than 513 yards or 6 TDs in 4 seasons at Michigan State. But his 6'7 frame and 4.6 speed make him a guy to monitor. Davis doesn't figure to draw a whole lot of interest on the open market, so the Bears shouldn't have trouble re-signing him.
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