TE Kellen Davis - Free Agent

6-6, 262Born: 10-11-1985College: Michigan StateDrafted: Round 5, pick 158 (2008)

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2015 Week 8 vs OAK (1 / 1 / 1 / 1 rec)

Serving primarily as a blocker, Kellen Davis caught a one-yard touchdown midway through the fourth quarter. Geno Smith was able to extend the play and found Davis in the back of the endzone. Davis was able to use his big frame to block out a smaller defender and come down with the touchdown.

2015 Week 13 vs NYG (3 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

Kellen Davis had a minimal impact as a pass catcher. In the third quarter, Davis ran a post route and secured an 8-yard gain. In overtime, Davis was targeted in the end zone, but Robert Ayers deflected the pass at the line of scrimmage.

2013 Week 3 vs JAX (2 / 2 / 31 / 0 rec)

Yes, it was a big day for Seattle tight ends. Davis subbed in and promptly caught two long-ish passes. He's down on the depth chart but with more playing time, has the skills to contribute.

2013 Week 7 vs ARI (1 / 1 / 1 / 1 rec)

Davis is the third TE on the depth chart, and came in for the goal line package. No one covered him on the play in which he scored, and in fact it looked like he may not have even been the intended target. Nevertheless, good catch. Just don't expect much more of that going forward.

2013 Week 13 vs NO (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Davis was targeted in the red zone, late in the game, but could not hold on to the ball. It was a lucky play though, as the tipped ball, which was caught by a teammate for the score.

2012 Week 1 vs IND (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Kellen Davis had a terrible game for the Bears. He allowed the sack on the opening drive for the Bears, and he pulled up short on a deep corner route later in the quarter, and Jay Cutler's pass sailed over his head. He also was called for a holding penalty in the 4th quarter which ruined a nice 22 yard run by Michael Bush.

2012 Week 2 vs GB (6 / 1 / 21 / 1 rec)

Kellen Davis had a terrible game for the Bears, right up until he made that 21 yard TD reception in the final seven minutes of the game. Earlier in the game, Davis had a key drop and his false start on 3rd and 6 in the 3rd quarter put the Bears into 3rd and 11. Cutler threw his second interception on the next play. On the drive just before the TD pass, Davis was targeted three times. The first two were back-to-back, and on both plays, the pass from Cutler was off the mark. On the final one, Cutler was under pressure, but stepped up to avoid the sack and slung it to Davis who was open. However, Davis slipped and dropped the ball, killing the drive. Davis also drew a 24 yard pass interference penalty in the first quarter, but the Bears were unable to make anything of it.

2012 Week 3 vs STL (3 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)

Kellen Davis was the primary receiving tight end for the Bears in this game. However, he was used primarily as a blocker to help protect Cutler and open the holes for Michael Bush. Davis had two receptions on the day, the longest of which was for only 12 yards. His first catch came on the opening drive - a short dump over the middle where he made the eight yard catch and was immediately tackled. He was targeted on a roll-out near the end of the second quarter, but Cutler pushed the ball to him on the play. The pass was too high, and it was nearly intercepted. In the 4th, Cutler targeted Davis on a pass where he threaded the needle between three defenders. Davis made a nice catch for a 12 yard gain on 3rd and 10 for the first down.

2012 Week 4 vs DAL (4 / 3 / 62 / 0 rec)

Kellen Davis came into this game with just three receptions for 42 yards, and a TD. He showed why he's not used much in the passing game late in the first quarter when Cutler hit him on a pass play up the hash mark and Davis dropped the ball. But Cutler stuck with him, and Davis came up big in the second quarter - rescuing Cutler when he was under pressure by catching the dump and breaking up field for a big 16 yard gain. Late In the third, on a designed roll-out, Cutler again found Davis on a deep corner route - threading the needle between two defenders for a big 21 yard gain. On the drive that led to the TD by Marshall, Davis was well defended but the cornerback couldn't come up with the interception, and the ball was tipped into the air. Davis stuck with it and while sitting on the ground, came up with the clutch reception for a big 25 yard gain. Three plays later, Marshall scored to put the Cowboys away for good.

2012 Week 5 vs JAX (4 / 2 / 26 / 0 rec)

Kellen Davis started the game at TE, and on the second series of the day, he dropped a short dump pass that Cutler threw to him. Later in the drive, Cutler went back to him on a come-back route and this time Davis made the catch for a big 15 yard gain. A few plays later, the defense penetrated and Cutler had to get rid of the ball. He lofted it to Davis, showing nice touch and Davis was able to come up with it for an 11 yard gain. Cutler targeted him in the end zone two plays later, but Davis was double-covered and the ball was overthrown. The only other time Davis was mentioned after that was late in the 3rd quarter when he was flagged for a false start on 3rd and 10.

2012 Week 7 vs DET (2 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)

Davis had one catch on the day - a short three yard play action pass where he was immediately hit after making the grab. Davis was targeted on the first pass of the second quarter, and Cutler threw it well but Davis just dropped it. He had one final target just after half-time, but the ball was thrown too short and hit the ground incomplete.

2012 Week 8 vs CAR (1 / 1 / 12 / 1 rec)

Davis has had some issues with drops this season, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that he was only targeted once the whole game. Until he can hold onto the ball, Cutler will go elsewhere. Sunday was a nice start though, as his one reception was for a touchdown and at a super-critical moment. On the play, every other receiver went short, save Davis who went to the middle of the end zone. He was still well covered, but Cutler saw that he could put the ball where only the 6'6" Davis could get it. He threw it hard and high and Davis made a nice leaping catch to haul in the score and halve the Panthers' lead.

2012 Week 10 vs HOU (5 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)


Davis continued to hurt the Bears, dropping key passes and turning the ball over. The first pass of the game came to him, and when he turned to run up field, he was hit and fumbled the ball. Later in the quarter, Cutler went to Davis deep down the middle of the field. But Davis was knocked off his route and couldn't recover before the ball was thrown. The defense easily picked off the pass, and Davis could only stand and look frustrated. Davis was targeted once near the end of the first half, and late in 4th quarter. He dropped both passes, and finished the game with just one catch for six yards and a fumble.

2012 Week 11 vs SF (2 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)

Davis was able to catch both of his targets, but the tight end was lumbering after the catch, only able to gain a limited amount of yards before the defense was able to catch up.

2012 Week 12 vs MIN (4 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)

Kellen Davis had another frustrating day for the Bears. In the first quarter, Davis was double covered down the middle of the field, but Jay Cutler rifled a pass into him and Davis made a nice catch for 15 yards that set up the first TD run by Michael Bush. In the second quarter, Cutler tried to go to Davis again, but the pass was thrown a little low. To open the second half, Cutler ran a perfect play action pass and hit Davis on a drag route but Davis only made a half-hearted attempt to catch the ball and dropped it. In the 4th quarter, on third and 8, Davis ran a square in and Cutler again hit him with a solid pass, right in the chest. Except Davis didn't extend his arms to make the catch and the ball bounced off of him, falling incomplete. Cutler was visibly frustrated with Davis after this play, but it didn't really matter because the game was out of reach.

2012 Week 13 vs SEA (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Jay Cutler targeted Kellen Davis with his first pass of the game - a medium inside out route where Cutler had plenty of time to throw him the ball. Cutler made an excellent pass, but Davis was well defended and the ball fell incomplete. He wasn't targeted again the rest of the day.

2012 Week 14 vs MIN (8 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)

Kellen Davis continues to drop passes despite how many times Jay Cutler goes to him. For the second week in a row, Cutler went to Davis on the first play of the game and for the second week in a row, the pass fell incomplete, starting the Bears off in second and long. The next pass thrown his way was broken up and the third was tipped and feel incomplete. His first catch was a short curl on 3rd and 24 - where the defense was just looking for a stop. Davis managed to get just 10 yards before being tackled. His next catch didn't come until late in the third quarter - a double screen where Davis finally made the catch and was able to get up field for another 10 yards. His final catch was a short check down for just four yards, and later in the drive he dropped another pass to finish the day with just three catches on eight targets.

2012 Week 16 vs ARI (2 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)

Davis was on the field for of the offensive snaps but was mostly used as a blocker and didn't see a target until the third quarter. His first catch went for a first down, and his second catch was just short. Davis continues to fight the ball as he catches it, one of the reasons this year hasn't been the breakout season people hoped for.

2012 Week 17 vs DET (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Davis finished the game without a catch, and he dropped a TD pass early in the 4th quarter. It was his only target of the day.

2011 Week 2 vs NO (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Not targeted often and when he was Cutler threw it too far out of bounds.

2011 Week 3 vs GB (2 / 1 / 32 / 1 rec)

Kellen Davis had a highlight film worthy TD catch for Chicago in 4th quarter. After back to back turnovers by Chicago and Green Bay, Cutler dropped back and hit Davis over the middle on a square in. Davis broke a tackle, made two defenders miss, and dragged a fourth guy over the goal line for a TD. It kept the Bears in the game and prevented a blowout, but ultimately they were not able to catch Green Bay. Davis' reception made up for the botched catch that he had at the start of the third quarter, when on third and 19, Cutler threw a beautiful pass over the middle and Davis just didn't get his hands up when he dove for the ball. The ball smacked him square in the chest and bounced off for an incomplete, killing Chicago's opening drive of the second half.

2011 Week 5 vs DET (3 / 3 / 25 / 1 rec)

He caught a pass out of the slot in a 5 wide set early in the 2nd quarter. Sanzenbacher was to his left, then Hester lined up wide to the left beyond that. It was a quick 3 step drop by Cutler who actually was moving backwards but recognized that Detroit only had 2 DBs on that side of the ball so of course they stayed with Sanz and Hester. Next drive he had Jay Cutler scrambling but stepped up into the pocket and found Kellen Davis in the back right corner of the end zone for a well played touchdown pass as Bobby Carpenter was trailing and got over very late. Not much of a factor in the 2nd half.

2011 Week 6 vs MIN (3 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec)

Sanzenbacher didn't see much action with the return of Roy Williams, but he did make his one reception count. On a play action to Matt Forte, Sanzenbacher broke over the middle on a deep crossing route and Cutler hit him perfectly with a deep pass for a TD. It was his only catch of the day.

2011 Week 7 vs TB (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Davis got an end zone target from 21 yards out, but otherwise resumed the block-heavy role of a Mike Martz TE.

2011 Week 9 vs PHI (3 / 1 / -1 / 0 rec)

Davis' one reception was not that impressive as he was blown up before he even turned around. However, he did beat the defense deep on another play and was just overthrown by Cutler. He also made an excellent effort on a Cutler pass that was thrown behind him but couldn't quite bring the ball in.

2011 Week 10 vs DET (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

In the first quarter, the Bears tried a trick play, where Forte took a pitch and pulled up for a pass downfield. The Lions sniffed it out there, and Forte threw it out of bounds in the direction of Davis. Cutler also 'targeted' him early in the third quarter, but they were not on the same page and the ball was well behind Davis. It was his only two targets of the day.

2011 Week 11 vs SD (1 / 1 / 4 / 1 rec)

What Davis lacked in quantity, he made up for in quality. His lone reception of the game went for a 4-yard touchdown grab. He snuck behind his defender as Jay Cutler fired a strike between defenders as Davis sat down and fell backwards as he made the grab.

2011 Week 12 vs OAK (2 / 2 / 25 / 1 rec)

Davis had the late TD catch to bring this game to a 5 point deficit with less than 3 minutes in the game. Davis is 6'7" and uses his height advantage as a red zone target for the Bears. Davis, if he scores, could be useful in fantasy similar to TE Scott Chandler in Buffalo. But if they don't score there is usually not much there for their owners.

2011 Week 13 vs KC (2 / 2 / 40 / 0 rec)

Davis had the longest play from scrimmage for Chicago - a 28 yard pass straight down the middle of the field. Davis had beaten the coverage and Hanie put the ball up where Davis could go and get it. He came down with the big reception. It set up the play that should have been a TD to Earl Bennett. Davis also had a 12 yard reception earlier in the quarter, on a roll-out by Hanie where he hit Davis for the medium gain.

2011 Week 14 vs DEN (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

The Bears ran the ball 38 times in the game so Davis saw plenty of action as a blocker. The only pass thrown in his direction fell incomplete.

2011 Week 16 vs GB (3 / 3 / 21 / 1 rec)

Davis started the game, but was more of a blocker for most of the game until the 4th quarter when the Bears had to give up the run and pass more to get back in the game. On Chicago's opening drive of the 4th quarter, Davis had three receptions for 21 yards, including a play action where the Packers lost track of Davis and he was wide open in the end zone and McCown flipped it to him for the TD.

2010 Week 10 vs MIN (1 / 1 / 19 / 1 rec)

Scored on a pass play where he was wide open, as the Vikings were completely sucked in by the play action of the Bears. Davis did nothing else in this offense.

2009 Week 2 vs PIT (6 / 5 / 38 / 1 rec)

An injury to Desmond Clark forced Davis into the lineup, and while he had an ugly drop early, he redeemed himself as the game went on. He was Cutler's safety valve a few times, and he made a good catch in between defenders on a bullet from Cutler to score the Bears first TD. He also made a falling catch in the red zone on the second TD drive, and he might have cinched a role in this offense even when Clark is healthy with this performance.

2009 Week 4 vs DET (2 / 2 / 20 / 1 rec)

TE Kellen Davis caught a short pass early in Week 4 on a goal line formation play that allowed for Davis to slip out to the left and make an easy catch from Jay Cutler for the score. Davis added a late catch after the game was decided, but he is well down the pecking order in the offense and has no fantasy value right now.

2009 Week 10 vs SF (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Third string tight end Kellen Davis saw action for the Bears in Week 10 once backup Desmond Clark was forced from the game with a neck injury. Davis was targeted three times, including Jay Cutler's fourth interception where the ball was thrown ahead of him but safety Mark Roman bumped him and beat him to the spot.

2009 Week 11 vs PHI (2 / 2 / 17 / 1 rec)

Davis entered the game in the 4th quarter and was immediately targeted by Jay Cutler in the red zone for a 15 yard TD catch. Davis worked the corner of the end zone, beating LB coverage on a corner blitz by the Eagles defense. He was made one other short reception late in the game.