July 29, 2014

NFL Free Agency: TE Kellen Davis to visit Browns today

The Browns continue to search the market for a starting tight end. After missing out on Jared Cook and Dustin Keller, the Browns were said to be interested in Fred Davis, but Davis has not signed anywhere and there is little talk of him anymore.

Today Adam Schefter tweeted that the Browns have a visit scheduled with former Bears TE Kellen Davis-

Davis (27) has not missed a game in his five year career. He became the Bears regular starter in 2011. Over those two seasons as a starter, he has 37 receptions for 435 yards and 7 touchdowns.

The NFL Network’s Gregg Rosenthal ranked the tight ends available in free agency this year. Davis ranked 17th. Gary Barnidge did not crack the rankings in case you were wondering. Ben Watson was 9th.

In other free agency news, the Carolina Panthers re-signed CB Captain Munnerlyn, who was thought to be a possibility for the Browns. Still no word on CB Brent Grimes, who the Browns reportedly had in for a visit. Grimes was the top ranked CB available this off-season according to the NFL Network.

[Related: The Browns are right to lay low with Lombardi]

  • http://twitter.com/Cortezoutlaw Jason Silvio

    Kellen Davis is the worst

  • Robbie S

    I like how Brandon Myers was a lock for us based on all the speculation… yet we didn’t even bring him in.

  • JHop

    So does this mean we’re going all-in on Jordan Cameron? Not sure how I feel about that…

  • mgbode

    or trade-down and draft Eifert?

  • mgbode

    for all the TE’s that Norv and Chud have had, they at least pretended to block. Winslow Jr. was the closest to a non-blocker, but even he tried (especially before his knees were shredded).

    Myers doesn’t even try. He’s a WR who lines up at TE sometimes. That can be useful, but I’m not surprised we haven’t gone after him.

  • Jaker

    Well whoever we draft at TE, no matter what round, I will have unfairly high expectations for. For he may be our starter on day 1.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    I’m not in favor of trading down from #6 in order to draft a TE, noooooo thank you. This is kind of like not resigning your FB because he can’t catch passes only to draft another one who is worse. Or better yet having three TEs on the roster only to draft a fourth. Days like that need to be in the rear view mirror.

  • steve-o

    This year’s draft has a deep group of TE’s. Maybe they can get a decent one with their early 3rd or 4th round pick. Some guys who might be available are Escobar, Kelce, Kasa, McDonald, Reed, Otten. Most of them are probably upgrades. But since the draft is so upredictable, they are looking to sign another TE on the cheap.

  • JHop

    The Browns don’t need a “decent” TE – we’ve had that for years. We need a game changer, a playmaker.

  • C-Bus Kevin

    Tight ends just aren’t that important when it comes to catching passes. There are only a handful that crack 1,000 yards each season…and that’s in a passing-friendly era. Whatever we do, let’s not overpay or reach in the draft for a tight end.

  • mgbode

    ??

    there were only 20 players total that cracked 1000yds receiving last year. TEs are more important for extending drives and catching over the middle. While only 1 TE cracked 1000yds (#20 in receiving yards), there were 3 TEs in the top15 for receptions and 4 in the top15 fore receiving TDs.

    http://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/2012/receiving.htm

  • C-Bus Kevin

    I’m not saying they’re not important. I’m just saying I wouldn’t overpay for one unless he was hugely successful.