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TE Kellen Davis Re-Signs with Green & White

Returns to the Jets Offense & Is Reunited with RB Matt Forté, His Bears Teammate from 2008-12


The Jets have re-signed unrestricted free agent tight end Kellen Davis.

Davis, entering his ninth NFL season, joined the Green & White last year as a UFA, coming over from the Detroit Lions. He played in all 16 games (nine starts), logging 433 offensive plays plus 145 more on special teams. He was more blocker than receiver, making only three catches for 18 yards, with one of them a 1-yard touchdown reception from Geno Smith in Game 7 at Oakland.

Before bouncing around, from the Seahawks to the Giants to the Lions, in 2013-14, Davis had been a Bear. He was selected by Chicago in the fifth round (158th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft out of Michigan State. In fact, he worked out before the '08 NFL Combine with RB Matt Forté, whom the Bears drafted ahead of him in Round 2 that year and who has now been reunited with Davis on the Jets.

For his career Davis has played in 117 games (48 starts) and has only 53 receptions for 579 yards (10.9 yards/catch). But he has caught 13 touchdowns, at the rate of one TD for every 4.1 regular-season catches he's made as a pro.

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