The New York Jets have finally signed a blocking tight end. Not since the days of Ben Hartsock have the Jets had a true blocking tight end, last year none of their top three tight ends could really block anyone, but that drought has ended with the signing of Kellen Davis.

After visiting Florham Park this week Davis agreed to a one-year deal to join the Jets for the 2015 season according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Davis played his college ball at Michigan State before being drafted by the Chicago Bears in 2008 and staying with the Bears through the 2012 season. Davis then joined the Seattle Seahawks for their Super Bowl winning season in 2013 before going to the New York Giants in 2014, only to be cut at the end of training camp, and signed by the Detroit Lions after week seven.

From 2009 through 2012 Davis was an excellent blocking tight end. When he has played the last two years he has been a fairly average blocking tight end but he has only played sparingly and besides an average locking tight end still represents and upgrade for the Jets.

Davis won’t be contributing much as a receiver but he can certainly help improve the blocking when the Jets use multiple tight end sets or decide to shift Jace Amaro out wide.

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