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Seahawks sign Kellen Davis

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On Tuesday, the Seahawks tried out a trio of tight ends, including Kellen Davis.  On Wednesday, the Seahawks added Davis to the roster.

Davis played five season with the Bears.  Cut in the offseason, he signed with the Browns.  Who cut him on September 1.

Last week, Davis received a tryout with the Buccaneers.

The only other tight ends on the team are Zach Miller and Luke Willson.

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32 Responses to “Seahawks sign Kellen Davis”
  1. pathsovglory says: Sep 11, 2013 2:39 PM

    after the failed Evan Moore experiment of last year, this couldn’t possibly be any worse…

  2. ccjcsr says: Sep 11, 2013 2:41 PM

    Journeyman

  3. asublimeday says: Sep 11, 2013 2:46 PM

    Great blocker, catches about as well as a 300-lb drunk guy.

  4. seatownballers says: Sep 11, 2013 2:47 PM

    What happened to McGrath?

  5. PacificNWMark says: Sep 11, 2013 2:49 PM

    You have to love John Schneider’s optimism, because anyone else who watched Davis make drop after drop after drop for the Bears would not have made this deal.

    Go ‘Hawks.

  6. scottychicago says: Sep 11, 2013 2:52 PM

    This guy went on local Chicago radio s couple off-seasons ago and proclaimed he was as good as Gronkowski and Graham, he just needed the chance. At best, he is a blocking TE. Terrible hands.

  7. stealthhawk says: Sep 11, 2013 2:55 PM

    Another blocking TE is exactly what the Seahawks need to free up Miller and Willson respectively in the passing game.

    You could do way worse for a third TE on the roster.

    Fells has better hands but Davis is the better blocker.

  8. crieger0 says: Sep 11, 2013 2:59 PM

    Stones for hands. Watched for all the years he was in Chicago, dude was garbage

  9. vdogg says: Sep 11, 2013 3:00 PM

    He is the J’Marcus Webb of TE’s…..all the physical traits but cant put it together.

  10. vgferenzi says: Sep 11, 2013 3:04 PM

    Ha! They must be looking for a guy who can fall down and drop the ball from the left or right side!

  11. norcalmafia says: Sep 11, 2013 3:04 PM

    Hurry hurry big sale on #12 jerseys, cuordoroys and flannels ar camping world!….First 20 customers will recieve this Seahawks legends poster with M Hassleback and B Bosworth!…..Hurry on down!

  12. vgferenzi says: Sep 11, 2013 3:05 PM

    Oh and for you guys saying he’s okay for a blocking TE…He can’t block.

  13. usdcoyotesfan says: Sep 11, 2013 3:06 PM

    Sidney Rice can hitch a piggy-back ride on a defender and draw defensive pass interference. Golden Tate can catch the ball even when it’s intercepted. It’ll be interesting to see how this guy can be rewarded for a big play by an opponent.

  14. gridassassin says: Sep 11, 2013 3:07 PM

    He’s not even a competent blocking TE. Best case – he falls down and defenders have to go around his useless carcass.

  15. mialto says: Sep 11, 2013 3:07 PM

    Seahawks are determined to lose the NFC West! KD can’t perform on a consistent basis and as Emery would say “he performs less than satisfactory”.

  16. oakfolk says: Sep 11, 2013 3:08 PM

    Talk about some frequent traveler miles!

  17. metalhead65 says: Sep 11, 2013 3:09 PM

    what did they sign him for? if it was to catch passes they wasted money that could have been better spent on pretty much anything else. saying he has hands of stone is being kind,he had 1 job to do with the bears and that was to catch passes in the red zone and he failed miserably. the blocking tight ends the bears had were better than he was. if the guy was not as big as he is he would not get a second look from anyone else much less a third or 4th. stop signing him he is a useless bum!!!!

  18. oakfolk says: Sep 11, 2013 3:09 PM

    Oops, thought it was Kellen Winslow!

  19. jimmyt says: Sep 11, 2013 3:14 PM

    Boy, I bet the rest of the NFC West teams are worried now.

  20. trollhammer20 says: Sep 11, 2013 3:20 PM

    Management may have dropped the ball in this instance….no pun intended.

    The idea was, I think, that Miller and Willson would be the TEs, and one of the younger backup offensive linemen, Persson, would act as a third TE in short yardage.

    Persson had two plays on Sunday. The first one, he committed a false start. The second one, he was flagged for holding.

    This guy is being signed as a short-yardage blocker. He may have a pass or two thrown his way, like Evan Moore, but he may not even get that much action unless he’s wide freaking open.

    McGrath is not available because he was a late roster cut and he was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs….I was more bummed about this than losing Harper to the Niners.

  21. fumblenuts says: Sep 11, 2013 3:20 PM

    Anyone remember Cooper Helfet?

  22. schmitty2 says: Sep 11, 2013 3:23 PM

    A servicable blocker is about all he is which isn’t necessarily a bad thing considering some of the passrushers they will be facing this year.

  23. vgferenzi says: Sep 11, 2013 3:27 PM

    At least he’s not Jerramy Stevens…

  24. vicnocal says: Sep 11, 2013 3:54 PM

    No, he is not a good blocker. If anything, he is really a receiving TE, except not a very good one. Runs inconsistent routes and has inconsistent hands. Has great physical tools, which is why every now and then he’ll make a play that will wow you – Search Kellen Davis vs Packers on Youtube for such a play.

  25. trollhammer20 says: Sep 11, 2013 3:57 PM

    Cooper Helfet is on the practice squad, I believe.

    I don’t think his blocking skills are where the staff want them to be, though.

  26. leet793 says: Sep 11, 2013 5:02 PM

    Kellen Davis? When did he play for the 49ers?

  27. daaabears says: Sep 11, 2013 5:07 PM

    If you throw to him, it should be intentional grounding…oh, wait…

  28. samschellolsen says: Sep 11, 2013 5:34 PM

    Kellen Davis isnt good………..just ask chicago

  29. wimpyburgers says: Sep 11, 2013 6:25 PM

    Too bad that Sean McGrath got picked up by KC

  30. salsendardo says: Sep 11, 2013 7:32 PM

    Luke Wilson was great in Old School.

  31. earpaniac says: Sep 11, 2013 7:36 PM

    After watching him for 5 years, as long as you don’t expect him to consistently block or catch the ball, Seahawks fans, you’ll be fine. I will warn you he will, every so often have a great game or make some play that very few NFL TEs can make. Don’t be fooled into thinking it will continue with any regularity.

  32. thebirdofprey says: Sep 11, 2013 8:48 PM

    I remember him from his time with the Bears. He couldn’t block well and dropped lots thrown his way. Sure he is fast but Evan Moore was too and he was useless. Not saying he couldn’t improve but man letting go of Sean McGrath sucks because now we’re picking up other people’s castoffs. Andy Reid signed McGrath off waivers. I knew its a 3rd TE a run team like Seattle that’s important. Please tell me Person is gone.

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