Dec 9, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Chicago Bears tight end Kellen Davis (87) advances 10 yards against the Minnesota Vikings on a pass play in the third quarter at the Metrodome. The Vikings win 24-14. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Seahawks sign veteran tight end Kellen Davis

Dec 9, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Chicago Bears tight end Kellen Davis (87) advances 10 yards against the Minnesota Vikings on a pass play in the third quarter at the Metrodome. The Vikings win 24-14. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

The Seahawks signed veteran tight end Kellen Davis on Wednesday to give Seattle more depth at the position after rookie Luke Willson was “banged up” against the Panthers, according to ESPN.com’s Terry Blount.

According to the Seattle Post Intelligencer, the Seahawks worked out nine players on Tuesday, including tight ends Daniel Fells and Dorin Dickerson. Davis got the nod over those two and the other eight players.

However, his signing meant that the Seahawks had to drop a player from their 53-man roster. On Wednesday, the team made the decision to release linebacker Allen Bradford, though he could still make the practice squad if he clears waivers.

Davis, who was released by the Cleveland Browns last week, had 47 receptions and 11 touchdowns in 64 games with the Chicago Bears. He is listed at 6-foot-7 and 265 pounds, slightly larger than Willson, who comes in at 6-foot-5 and 252 pounds.

Davis joins Willson and veteran Zach Miller as the other tight ends on the Seattle roster.

The Seattle PI also noted that Davis hasn’t missed a game in the NFL since he started playing five years ago.

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