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Kellen Davis set to visit Steelers

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With the signing of Martellus Bennett to a four year, $20 million deal on Tuesday, the Chicago Bears decided to part ways with tight end Kellen Davis.

Now Davis has his first visit lined up since becoming a free agent.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Davis will visit the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday.

Davis served as the Bears starting tight end for each of the last two seasons but caught just 37 passes for 435 yards and six touchdowns over that span. He has been remarkably healthy as he didn’t miss a game in any of his first five seasons in the league with Chicago.

Davis could be an option to replace backup tight end Leonard Pope who is an unrestricted free agent.

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16 Responses to “Kellen Davis set to visit Steelers”
  1. philliampenn says: Mar 14, 2013 5:26 AM

    Only 37 catches in 2 years as a starter!?

  2. bettis3636 says: Mar 14, 2013 5:40 AM

    Sign him! And while you’re at it get Dan Conner under contract!

  3. clashpoint says: Mar 14, 2013 5:59 AM

    I doubt he’ll play for the vet minimum which is what the steelers are likely to offer, but it sounds like a good fit. He is a good blocker. It doesn’t take much to replace pope either.

  4. tommytd says: Mar 14, 2013 6:01 AM

    Hands of cement…couldn’t catch a pass if you handed him the ball! Good riddance.

  5. metalhead65 says: Mar 14, 2013 6:57 AM

    so the steelers are interested in a guy whose main attribute is he has been healthy the last 5 years? he has hands of stone but he has not missed a game so let’s give him a million bucks? great just do not expect him to catch the ball or block other than that he is a great tight end!! sibning this guy is not the way to improve on a 8-8 record guys!

  6. vgferenzi says: Mar 14, 2013 7:45 AM

    Steelers must be looking to run an offense that requires a TE to drop passes, miss blocks, and fall down a lot.

  7. ravenator says: Mar 14, 2013 7:49 AM

    So steeler fans, is this guy a stud? Im assuming he’s the free agent splash you’re looking for, following how you’ll tell me he’s better than Pitta or even Dickson for that matter.

  8. firejerry says: Mar 14, 2013 9:18 AM

    Good luck Davis don’t drop your plane ticket out of Chicago.

  9. stillers1229 says: Mar 14, 2013 9:38 AM

    6′ 7″. I’ll take him as a back-up.

  10. steeler999 says: Mar 14, 2013 10:04 AM

    Who said anything about him being a stud? With Miller out for a while, and possibly losing Pope, they need someone to play tight end. I find it extremely amusing how every move the Steelers make is wrong, but the bloodletting going on in baltimore makes perfect sense.

  11. Nofoolnodrool says: Mar 14, 2013 10:30 AM

    Who said anything about him being a stud? With Miller out for a while, and possibly losing Pope, they need someone to play tight end. I find it extremely amusing how every move the Steelers make is wrong, but the bloodletting going on in baltimore makes perfect sense.

    I get your frustration, but relax it is the usual raven rants of the fan boy…he represents himself not the good fans of Baltimore which there are many …just not on these threads. We just get those who have been swimming in the shallow end of the gene pool for years. Be happy they live in Baltimore and it is far away.

  12. grant444 says: Mar 14, 2013 11:36 AM

    I think the Stillers thought it was “Kellen Winslow” at TE. Anyway, at least they won’t look to get the “6’7 statue-with-a-heartbeat” Matt Spaeth back from the Midway. Or will they???

  13. larryboodry says: Mar 14, 2013 12:57 PM

    Be afraid, be very afraid…Even as Greg Olsen’s backup a few years back this guy sucked…Spaeth at least has some blocking skills, and will catch an occasional TD pass.

  14. LilTmac2003 says: Mar 14, 2013 12:58 PM

    I’m not trying to bash on the Steelers. I really am not — but as a Bears fan, I wouldn’t want this guy to sign with anyone.

    I mean that stat alone summarizes his tenure w/ us — 37 receptions in two entire seasons as a starter.

    There is a reason GM Phil Emery signed Martellus Bennett 20 minutes into free agency.

  15. navyeoddavee9 says: Mar 14, 2013 3:20 PM

    ravenator: he would be the 3rd or 4th TE, also I can tell you who is better than Pitta or Dickson, HEATH MILLER, injured or not!

  16. larryboodry says: Mar 14, 2013 4:03 PM

    That pic of Davis is misleading…He should be falling down while a perfectly-thrown ball clanks off his hands.

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