The New York Jets continue to add depth after their major free agent signings, agreeing to a deal with veteran tight end Kellen Davis.
Kellen Davis, a seven year NFL veteran, adds depth at the tight end position for the Jets. Davis has spent the majority of his playing career with the Chicago Bears, as well as single season with the Seattle Seahawks, a stint that earned him a Super Bowl ring. Davis also spent time with the Cleveland Browns, New York Giants, and Detroit Lions, failing to reach the field with each team. Davis did not suit up for any teams during the 2014 season.
In 85 career games, Davis has amassed 50 receptions, 561 yards, and 12 touchdowns. He caught a career-high five touchdowns on only 18 catches in 2011 with the Bears.
Obviously, Davis is not a receiving tight end or one that will top the depth chart. But at 6’7″ and 265 pounds, Davis is an above average run blocker, a skill current tight ends Jace Amaro and Jeff Cumberland are slightly lacking in.
Davis’s spot on the team is probably not guaranteed, and he will have to earn his spot in the preseason. With his big frame and run blocking ability, Davis should be able to make the team this fall.
It never hurts to have a third tight end who can come in on jumbo sets, block on the outside, and provide the occasional red-zone threat with his height.