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2012 NFL Free Agency: Tight End Kellen Davis Re-Signs With Chicago Bears

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As the night rolls in, the signings are still coming. Tight End Kellen Davis, who was scheduled to visit the Bengals at some point, has re-signed with the Chicago Bears on a two year deal.

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Davis was primarily a blocking tight end in Mike Martz's offense last year, but will probably see more passes come his way this year under new Bears Offensive Coordinator Mike Tice. Davis would have probably seen the field a lot in two-tight-end sets as a Bengal, but would not have started over Jermaine Gresham. Davis caught only 18 passes in 2011, but was superb in pass protection.

The Bengals are probably still looking for a backup tight end, with both Donald Lee and Bo Scaife now free agents. Undrafted rookie Colin Cochart surprised many people last year with his talent in both blocking and pass-catching abilities, but the Bengals will probably be looking for a veteran tight end to receive a bit more playing time than Cochart.

Fellow TE and possible Bengals target Martellus Bennett signed with the New York Giants on a 1 year, $2.5 million deal this afternoon. ProFootballTalk.com reports that Davis' contract is a two-year deal worth $6 million. He will be getting a $2.7 million signing bonus.

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