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Browns meeting with Kellen Davis Thursday

Stephen Tulloch, Kellen Davis

Detroit Lions middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch, left, breaks up a pass intended for Chicago Bears tight end Kellen Davis, center, during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game at Ford Field in Detroit, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. The Bears won 26-24. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)


The Browns have signed Gary Barnidge and shown some interest in Fred Davis, so they’re clearly looking for ways to bolster the tight end position this offseason.

That quest continues Thursday when Kellen Davis comes to Cleveland for a visit, which was first reported by Adam Schefter of ESPN. Davis was with the Bears, but his presence in Chicago is no longer required once the team signed Martellus Bennett so they cut him loose.

New Browns coach Rob Chudzinski has featured tight ends prominently in offenses he’s run in Cleveland and Carolina, which makes it easy to understand why Cleveland is looking for players at the position. As anyone who watched Davis trying to catch passes in 2012 will surely attest, the former Bear’s strong suit is not catching passes. You could say the same about Barnidge, which suggests a bigger role in the future for Jordan Cameron if the Browns go ahead and add Davis to the roster.

The Browns aren’t the only AFC North team to show interest in Davis. He’s met with the Steelers and the Bengals have also had him on their radar.