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Steelers FB Will Johnson Strives To Be As Athletic As 49ers TE Vernon Davis

The latest video on steelers.com features a day in the life of Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Will Johnson and in it, the undrafted player out of West Virginia talks about how he is always striving to be as good athletically as San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis.

"I figured I would write everyone's names - I would take a great player and pas...

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Kellen Davis set to visit Steelers

With the signing of Martellus Bennett to a four year, $ 20 million deal on Tuesday, the Chicago Bears decided to part ways with tight end Kellen Davis. Now Davis has his first visit lined up since becoming a free agent. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Davis will visit the Pittsburgh Steelers on…ProFootballTalk » Pittsburgh Steelers

Mark Davis says Immaculate Reception is still a “dagger”

The late Al Davis hated the play that allowed the Pittsburgh Steelers to swipe a playoff win from the Raiders 40 years ago today via a deflected pass that Franco Harris plucked out of the sky on the fly and ran into the end zone. Current Raiders owner Mark Davis didn’t like it very much,…ProFootballTalk » Pittsburgh Steelers

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Steelers to Chat with Free Agent TE Kellen Davis

While the Steelers don’t appear to be a team that is going to be very active in free agency, the team is going to chat with free agent TE Kellen Davis.

Davis, was a 5th round pick of the Bears, 158th overall, in the 2008 NFL Draft. He caught his first NFL pass (11 yards) and scored his first touchdown versus the Steelers back in week two of the 2009 season.

Last season in 16 games with the Bears he had 18 catches for 206 yards with five touchdowns.

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Report: Bears TE Kellen Davis to Visit Pittsburgh in Free Agency Trip


The Steelers let TE Matt Spaeth walk in free agency last season, and he signed with the Chicago Bears.

Now, a Bears castoff tight end allegedly will be stopping in Pittsburgh for a visit, along with trips being scheduled to Dallas and Cincinnati, according to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio.

UPDATE: Pittsburgh Tribune Review writer Scott Brown tweeted "Steelers may have interest in TE Kellen Davis but I'm told a visit has yet to be scheduled."

Kellen Davis played four years for the Bears after being picked up in the fifth round of the 2008 draft from Michigan State.

Used mostly as a blocker in Mike Martz's offense, Davis played substantially more than Spaeth did in Chicago, and despite just 18 catches, he led the Bears' anemic receiving corps with five touchdowns.

That's three more touchdowns than a more well-known tight end named Kellen. Remember him?

At 6-foot-7, 262 pounds, his size seems like an advantage, but with the combination of former Bears TE Greg Olsen's presence followed by Martz's non-TE friendly offense, Davis simply may not have gotten a chance to showcase anything further than just in-line blocking.

Not that he'd necessarily get the chance in Pittsburgh, but a guy who catches a touchdown one out of every 3.6 catches is likely adept at catching passes inside the 10 yard line.

With a new offensive coordinator in place, perhaps any Steelers tight end may see the ball thrown their way in the red zone. It may be Davis.

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Bengals Rivers Remains on PUP List, Waive Former Steelers LB Davis

In a not-so-surprising move, the Bengals elected to keep LB Keith Rivers on their Reserve/Non-Football Injury list, stemming from wrist surgery he had in July.

It seems likely Rivers will miss the rest of the season, but the team has not made that move yet.

Rivers, perhaps more famously known as the recipient of a Hines Ward hit that ended his rookie season in 2008, had played at a high level in 2009 and was even better in 2010. Still, the Bengals defense has played remarkably well all season, and their core of linebackers are part of a dominant front seven on the defensive side of the ball.

The Bengals will travel to Pittsburgh for a divisional game both teams need to stay competitive in an aggressive AFC playoff race. The Steelers defeated Cincinnati 24-17 in Week 10.

In other transactions, the Bengals signed DT Cornell Banks to their practice squad. He replaced former Steelers third round draft pick Bruce Davis, who had been signed by the team Nov. 23.

Davis barely lasted a season with the Steelers after being taken in the third round of the 2008 draft. He has spent time on the practice squads of New England, Denver, San Francisco and Oakland before ending up with the Bengals.

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