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Former Bears TE Kellen Davis visiting Browns today

By Nate Ulrich Published: March 21, 2013

Free-agent tight end Kellen Davis is visiting the Browns today, a league source confirmed for the Beacon Journal.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported the visit this morning.

The Chicago Bears cut Davis on March 13 after signing fellow tight end Martellus Bennett.

Davis, a fifth-round draft pick (No. 158 overall) of the Bears in 2008, has played in all 80 regular-season games during his NFL career. The 6-foot-7, 267-pound Davis, 27, was a full-time starter for the Bears during the past two seasons.

Last season, Davis tallied 19 catches for 229 yards and two touchdowns, though he dropped eight of the 27 catchable passes thrown his way, according to He caught 18 passes for 206 yards and five touchdowns in 2011.

The Browns remain in the market for a tight end capable of replacing Benjamin Watson, who signed with the New Orleans Saints this week. Watson started for the Browns during the past three seasons.

The Browns recently signed former Carolina Panthers tight end Gary Barnidge, who played for new Browns coach Rob Chudzinski last season, but he's expected to be used as a backup. Chudzinski, who served as the Panthers' offensive coordinator the past two years, called Barnidge “a utility guy” this week at the NFL owners meeting in Phoenix.


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