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Vis
03-14-2013, 07:18 AM
With the signing of Martellus Bennett to a four year, $20 million deal (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/03/12/bears-announce-four-year-deal-for-martellus-bennett/) on Tuesday, the Chicago Bears decided to part ways with tight end Kellen Davis (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/4825/kellen-davis).


Now Davis has his first visit lined up since becoming a free agent.


According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Davis will visit the Pittsburgh Steelers (https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/312020004579180545) on Thursday.


Davis served as the Bears starting tight end for each of the last two seasons but caught just 37 passes for 435 yards and six touchdowns over that span. He has been remarkably healthy as he didn’t miss a game in any of his first five seasons in the league with Chicago.


Davis could be an option to replace backup tight end Leonard Pope (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/3661/leonard-pope) who is an unrestricted free agent.


http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/03/14/kellen-davis-set-to-visit-steelers/


Bargain shopping

Fire Haley
03-14-2013, 10:42 AM
He has been remarkably healthy as he didn’t miss a game in any of his first five seasons in the league with Chicago.


so he's due - we sign him and he breaks both ankles in the shower


and dump the Pope, what a worthless "Big Name" signing that was

Terminator
03-14-2013, 10:56 AM
He had a LOT of drops in 2012 and only caught 19 passes.

No thanks.

Hawaii 5-0
03-15-2013, 02:37 AM
Steelers talking to TE Kellen Davis again

By Neal Coolong on Mar 14 2013

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The former Bears tight end was linked with the Steelers last season before re-signing with Chicago. He'll reportedly be in Pittsburgh today to discuss a contract.

NFL.com reporter Ian Rapoport is reporting via Twitter the Steelers are hosting tight end Kellen Davis on a prospective free agent trip to Pittsburgh.

The Steelers are in a tenuous position in regards to the tight end position. Heath Miller tore his ACL in the Steelers' Week 17 win over the Browns, and, barring a miracle recovery, can't be expected to be fully healthy come the start of training camp.

Tight end will have to be a priority this off-season with Heath Miller's knee injury.

A move for a tight end, whether in free agency or the draft, wouldn't be a surprise. Nor is it surprising the Steelers are talking to Davis. He was linked to the Steelers last year before re-signing with the Bears.

The new regime in Chicago found two of their tight ends, Davis and former Steeler Matt Spaeth, looking for work.

Davis played nearly every snap for the Bears in 2012, and had 19 catches, but with a shockingly low percentage of passes caught to his 44 targets. He had two touchdowns as well.

http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/2013/3/14/4102904/steelers-free-agency-rumors-kellen-davis-tight-end/in/3614167

jacobo
03-15-2013, 03:32 AM
Would rather have Spaeth tbh. Or just draft someone who can eventually take over for Heath when he's done.

Fire Haley
03-15-2013, 09:55 AM
I'd rather sign Tebow as an H-back/TE

there, I said it

steelfury02
03-15-2013, 10:00 AM
Would rather have Spaeth tbh. Or just draft someone who can eventually take over for Heath when he's done.
this guy is another Spaeth - no thanks

I've been selling Eifert from ND and I'd rather spend a 1st or pref 2nd rounder on him than go after this guy

That said - he is better than bringing back Johnson who has gotta be up there with my least favorite Steelers in recent memory - if we have some creative way to still move the chains and score without the TE position being a huge factor - then great, bring in another blocker - one that won't get the RB blown up on a constant basis and drops passes in the flat more often than anyone in history of the game

I'm feeling very strongly about the TE position this year - this can be a royal eff up if not played carefully

steelfury02
03-15-2013, 10:00 AM
I'd rather sign Tebow as an H-back/TE

there, I said it

damn Killer, why do you have to go and help me agree with you again today?

haha - yea no more Johnson or Spaeth 2.0s.

Fire Haley
03-15-2013, 10:39 AM
damn Killer, why do you have to go and help me agree with you again today?

great minds think alike, it's obvious we are superior to the rest of the herd :hatsoff:

steelfury02
03-15-2013, 10:51 AM
great minds think alike, it's obvious we are superior to the rest of the herd :hatsoff:

:drink: Thanks

But me superior? :rofl:

I'd like to take this opportunity to tell everyone that regardless of our disagreements and pissing contests that yer all "saucesome"

jacobo
03-15-2013, 02:50 PM
this guy is another Spaeth - no thanks


Don't get me wrong, I don't want spaeth either lol. But a choice between Davis and Spaeth? Rather have the known evil

Draft is definitely my first choice.

Hawaii 5-0
03-15-2013, 05:29 PM
Don't get me wrong, I don't want spaeth either lol. But a choice between Davis and Spaeth? Rather have the known evil



One former Bears tight end could land with Steelers

By Brad Biggs, Tribune reporter
March 15, 2013

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The Chicago Bears released tight ends Kellen Davis and Matt Spaeth on Wednesday and both are on the radar of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Davis visited the Steelers today, news first reported by Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, but an NFL source says the Bears’ fifth-round draft pick from 2008 is unlikely to be signed by Pittsburgh.

However, another source says there is a good chance Spaeth, who played for the Steelers from 2007 to 2010, will return to Pittsburgh. Spaeth was drafted in the third round by the Steelers in 2007 and he was a starter on the Super Bowl XLIII team following the 2008 season.

The Bears released the tight ends after signing free agent Martellus Bennett to a $20.4 million, four-year contract on Tuesday night. Spaeth, 29, was going to earn a base salary of $1.025 million this season and had a roster bonus of $500,000 and a workout bonus of $100,000.

Spaeth received what might be a misleading grade from Pro Football Focus. Of the 62 graded tight ends, Spaeth ranked seventh overall. He caught only six passes for 28 yards and one touchdown, but PFF ranked him as the No. 1 run blocker for the position in the NFL and the 16th-best pass blocker. He is effective on the edge as a blocker and the Steelers know what he is capable of doing.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/chi-former-bears-tight-end-could-land-with-steelers-20130315,0,4624545.story

stb_steeler
03-15-2013, 06:35 PM
great minds think alike, it's obvious we are superior to the rest of the herd :hatsoff:

Thats right, keep takin those Flintstone vitamins :wink02:

WVABE
03-15-2013, 06:45 PM
One former Bears tight end could land with Steelers

By Brad Biggs, Tribune reporter
March 15, 2013

http://www.trbimg.com/img-51437a39/turbine/chi-former-bears-tight-end-could-land-with-ste-001/580/580x488

The Chicago Bears released tight ends Kellen Davis and Matt Spaeth on Wednesday and both are on the radar of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Davis visited the Steelers today, news first reported by Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, but an NFL source says the Bears’ fifth-round draft pick from 2008 is unlikely to be signed by Pittsburgh.

However, another source says there is a good chance Spaeth, who played for the Steelers from 2007 to 2010, will return to Pittsburgh. Spaeth was drafted in the third round by the Steelers in 2007 and he was a starter on the Super Bowl XLIII team following the 2008 season.

The Bears released the tight ends after signing free agent Martellus Bennett to a $20.4 million, four-year contract on Tuesday night. Spaeth, 29, was going to earn a base salary of $1.025 million this season and had a roster bonus of $500,000 and a workout bonus of $100,000.

Spaeth received what might be a misleading grade from Pro Football Focus. Of the 62 graded tight ends, Spaeth ranked seventh overall. He caught only six passes for 28 yards and one touchdown, but PFF ranked him as the No. 1 run blocker for the position in the NFL and the 16th-best pass blocker. He is effective on the edge as a blocker and the Steelers know what he is capable of doing.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/chi-former-bears-tight-end-could-land-with-steelers-20130315,0,4624545.storyNumber 1 run blocker, geez we can't have anyone who actually does their job.