1:26pm: The Giants have officially announced the signing of Davis, as well as a deal with former Florida A&M receiver Travis Harvey, according to a team release. Harvey signed with the Titans last spring and was cut during training camp.
11:49am: The Giants have signed a tight end, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, who reports (via Twitter) that the team agreed to terms on a one-year contract with unrestricted free agent Kellen Davis. New York has been extremely active in free agency this offseason, but Davis is the first addition at tight end for a club that lost Brandon Myers to the Bucs.
Davis, 28, played for the Super Bowl champion Seahawks last season, acting primarily as a blocker rather than a pass-catcher. After recording a career-high 19 receptions during his final season with the Bears in 2012, Davis hauled in just three passes in Seattle in 2013.
A former fifth-round pick, Davis likely isn’t being brought in to be the Giants’ answer at tight end. The club could address the position in the draft, and may still be keeping an eye on Jermichael Finley, who was linked to New York earlier in the offseason and is recovering from a spinal injury. The Giants also reportedly had interest last month in Brandon Pettigrew and Andrew Quarless, though those players and others have since come off the market.