Found February 17, 2012 on Bears Claws:
PLAYERS: Kellen Davis
TEAMS: Chicago Bears
The latest in a series of occasional articles reviewing the Chicago Bears, position-by-position. Today, the tight ends: Bears fourth-year tight end Kellen Davis enters 2012 at a career crossroads. He’s an unrestricted free agent who looks the part at 6-7, 267 pounds, but has had minimal production. Davis is athletic, possesses soft hands, and can provide a down the seam [...]

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