The Browns roster manipulation continues as expected with the team announcing today that they have released tight end offseason acquisition Kellen Davis. Davis had a pretty disappointing preseason, and it was clear that carryover from Carolina Gary Barnidge was going to better fill the block-first role that Rob Chudzinski and the Browns are likely looking for with their second tight end behind Jordan Cameron. The team now has three tight ends, counting HB/TE Brad Smelley. With just four active wide receivers, three running backs, three tight ends, and no true fullback, the Browns appear to be short one or two skill positions as the roster is currently constructed.
Davis caught 19 passes for 229 yards and 2 touchdowns last year as the Bears’ starting-but-seldom-used tight end. This preseason, he caught 5 passes for 43 yards.
With the team carrying 12 offensive lineman currently, more moves are expected to add a kicker following the cuts of both Shayne Graham and Brandon Bogotay.