The Cleveland Browns signed tight end Kellen Davis and defensive back Chris Owens to one-year deals. Owens was an unrestricted free agent from Atlanta where he played four seasons, while Davis spent the last five seasons with Chicago.
The team released the following statements.
“Kellen has played a lot in this league and has starting experience,” said Browns Head Coach Rob Chudzinski. “His size and strength give him the ability to be a good blocker. He is a big guy who can run and provides a big target. We feel like he has a chance to help us at the tight end position.”
“Chris is an experienced cornerback who has played both inside and outside. He is very athletic with good movement skills. He is a tough, hard-nosed competitor - attributes which we are looking for in all of our players.”
Davis was drafted by the Bears in the fifth round of the 2008 draft, He has not missed a game in his career, having played in all 80 regular season contests with 35 starts. He has registered 47 career receptions for 529 yards with 11 touchdowns. In 2012, he set career-highs in receptions (19) and receiving yards (229), while adding two touchdowns in 15 starts.
Owens was drafted by the Falcons in the third round of the 2009 draft, Owens has appeared in 59 career regular season games with 12 starts. He has totaled 99 career tackles, three interceptions, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one sack. During his four seasons with Atlanta, he helped the Falcons to a 45-19 (.703) record, three playoff appearances and two NFC South titles. In 2012, he played in 13 games with one start and registered 17 tackles, four passes defensed and one forced fumble as the Falcons allowed the fewest passing touchdowns in the NFL (14).
defensed and one sack. Born December 1, 1986, the 5-9, 180-pound Owens is a native of Los Angeles where he attended Dorsey High School.
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