With only three receptions in the last two seasons combined, Kellen Davis is a very low-reward pickup for the New York Jets.
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The New York Jets have signed former Chicago Bears TE Kellen Davis, who recently had stints with the Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions.
According to ProFootballTalk, the Jets signed Davis to a one-year deal for unspecified terms, but what will likely be the veterans minimum for a player that has made only four starts in the last two seasons.
TE Kellen Davis signs one year deal with the Jets.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 25, 2015
A 5th-round pick by the Chicago Bears in 2008, Davis emerged as a stable blocking TE for the Bears under former head coach Lovie Smith, playing in 80 consecutive games from 2008 until Smith’s firing in 2012. In his five-year career with the Bears, Davis recorded 529 receiving yards and 11 TDs on 47 catches. His best season came in 2011 when he recorded 206 receiving yards and a career-high 5 TDs in 15 starts with the team.
Davis would sign with the Seattle Seahawks in 2013 and won a Super Bowl ring as part of their Championship team that year, but he would not record any catches in any of the Seahawks’ playoff games.
In 2014, Davis signed with the Detroit Lions off-and-on and played in six games with the team, but did not record a catch.