The Pittsburgh Steelers will continue to looks to add depth pieces to their 2013 team, as free agency continues and while the likes of Moise Fokou and Dan Connor have already scheduled visits, Steelers’ general manager Kevin Colbert is now turning his attention to another position of need- tight end.
With starting tight end Heath Miller recovering from ACL surgery and backup Leonard Pope an unrestricted free agent, Colbert must land a tight end who could possibly be a starter to begin the season and take some pressure off of Miller as the season goes on.
That man could be Chicago Bears’ tight end Kellen Davis.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Davis will visit the Steelers on Thursday.
It’s not the first time that the Steelers have shown interest in Davis, as they courted him prior to him re-signing with the Bears last season.
Davis served as the Bears starting tight end for each of the last two seasons but caught just 37 passes for 435 yards and six touchdowns over that span. He has been remarkably healthy as he didn’t miss a game in any of his first five seasons in the league with Chicago.
The Michigan State product was released by Chicago after they signed Martellus Bennett to a four year, $20 million deal on Tuesday.
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