Jets Add Kellen Davis to TE Corps

Posted Mar 25, 2015

Unrestricted FA Has Played for the Bears, Seahawks & Lions in His Seven NFL Seasons

The free agency signing pace continues with the Jets' signing today of unrestricted free agent tight end Kellen Davis.

Davis (6'7", 265) is a seven-year NFL player who's had stops with five teams, most recently Detroit last season. He began his pro career as a fifth-round selection (158th overall) out of Michigan State by Chicago in the 2008 draft.

He spent five seasons with the Bears, playing in all 80 of their games from 2008-12 and starting 30 of them in his last two seasons in the Windy City.

Then came some quicker transitions. Davis joined Cleveland in 2013 but was a final cut that year, but signed in short order with Seattle and played that season with the Seahawks. He played in two of the 'Hawks' playoff games that season but was inactive for Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium.

He became unrestricted a year ago, signed with the Giants, but again was a final cut in the summer. In October he signed with the Lions, was released and re-signed in the second half of the season, and played six games in all for Detroit.

Davis for his career has played in 101 games (39 starts). His reception total is modest — 50 catches for 561 yards — but he has good production with those catches — 12 touchdown receptions, giving him a score for every 4.2 catches.


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