The Cleveland Browns continued their attack on free agency Friday. The Browns added two more to the roster, signing tight end Kellen Davis and defensive back Chris Owens. Although these two moves were necessary, they are just temporary as both players signed one-year deals.
After missing out on the best free agent tight end Brandon Myers and not knowing what’s going on around Fred Davis, the Browns acted quickly after the other Davis (Kellen) visited just two days ago. Davis is the second free agent tight end the Browns have signed. Gary Barnidge signed a little over a week ago.
In the five years spent with the Chicago Bears, Davis was hardly impressive and never really bloomed. In the 2012 season, Davis had 19 receptions for 229 yards and two touchdowns. Whether it was not enough reps or sitting too far back on the depth chart, Davis now has a shot at redemption.
The veteran has big shoes to fill as the Browns no longer have Ben Watson on their roster. The Davis move is okay, but don’t be surprised if the Browns look for another tight end in the upcoming draft.
Owens may be a panic move by the orange-and-brown. Playing primarily in the nickel-and-dime defenses for the Atlanta Falcons, he looked a little lost at times last season. Owens recorded 22 tackles a year ago with four pass break ups. Rumors continue to swirl that the Browns have a conditional deal with Brent Grimes, arguably the best corner available in free agency.
If you favor or dislike the moves being made or not, one thing is for certain, the Browns have been aggressive and doing positive things to improve the team. For me and most diehards, Grimes and a solid draft would be the icing on the cake.
Ryan Ruiz – Cleveland Browns Writer
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