On Friday, April 4th, the New York Giants went out and signed yet another player that competed in Super Bowl XLVIII. Kellen Davis, a Tight End that spent most of the 2013 campaign with the Seattle Seahawks as the backup to Zach Miller, will be brought in with hopes to compete for the starting position this season. And with the current players at the position, it isn’t out of the realm of possibility.
Davis has been playing in the NFL since 2008, where he spent five seasons with the Chicago Bears. After the 2012 season, Davis was released from the team. He was then signed onto the Cleveland Browns‘ practice squad in 2013, but was later released as well. Shortly thereafter, the Seahawks scooped him up, where he appeared in 15 games with one touchdown on three receptions.
The Tight End position is severally lacking experience on the Giants roster. Currently, the Giants’ three TE’s are Adrien Robinson, Larry Donnell, and Daniel Fells.
It will be interesting to see where this pickup brings the Giants in the NFL Draft in May. Davis is not a player that can come in and register 60 catches and 8 touchdowns, but will provide a blocker at the position in hopes of the resurgence of the power running game for the Giants in 2014.
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