As first reported by ESPN’s Field Yates, the Cleveland Browns hosted veteran tight end Kellen Davis for a visit on Tuesday:
Source: the Browns hosted free agent tight end Kellen Davis on a visit today. He's spent the last two seasons with the Jets.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 21, 2017
If the name sounds familiar to you, it should. Originally a fifth-round pick by the Chicago Bears in 2008, he signed with the Browns in 2013. He did not make the final roster out of training camp, though, and has bounced between the Seahawks, Giants, Lions, and Jets since.
If there ever was a player who fit the label of being considered strictly a blocking tight end, it's Davis. In 9 seasons, he has just 53 catches for 579 yards and 13 touchdowns. Over the past two years with the Jets, he started 16 games, but only had a total of 3 catches for 18 yards. He finished last season on IR.
There is no way to sugarcoat this: Davis is not very good. Somehow, he’s found a way to stick around for as long as he has, but he would be nothing more than a camp body in my opinion and the club would likely rather stick with a Randall Telfer as a blocking tight end if it came down to that.