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Browns cut tight end Kellen Davis

By Nate Ulrich Published: September 1, 2013

The Browns have cut tight end Kellen Davis, a league source confirmed for the Beacon Journal.

Pro Football Talk first reported the news this morning. The Browns have yet to announce the move.

The organization signed Davis to a one-year deal in March, and he was set to make a base salary of $715,000 this year. The deal included $165,000 in guaranteed money, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL radio reported.

The Browns now have only two pure tight ends on their 53-man roster: starter Jordan Cameron and his main backup, Gary Barnidge.

Brad Smelley, though, can also play tight end. He spent most of training camp at tight end, even though he served as a fullback in the preseason finale Thursday against the Chicago Bears.

In the aftermath of Friday and Saturday’s roster cuts, the Browns will continue to adjust and tweak their personnel in the coming days. Kicker, running back, cornerback, receiver and tight end are the main areas of need heading into their regular-season opener Sept. 8 against the Miami Dolphins.

The 6-foot-7, 265-pound Davis spent the past five seasons with the Bears, who drafted him in the fifth round in 2008. He started 15 regular-season games in each of the past two years.


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