For the second day in a row, the New York Jets have signed a former Detroit Lions player. On Tuesday, they added former Lions offensive tackle Corey Hilliard, and on Wednesday, they officially signed former Lions tight end Kellen Davis.
Davis joins the Jets after two stints with the Lions last season. He was first added right before the Lions' trip to London because injuries piled up at tight end, and he was let go about a month later when Eric Ebron, Brandon Pettigrew and Joseph Fauria finally got healthy. A couple of weeks after that, however, Davis was re-signed when Fauria got hurt again, and Davis ended up spending the remainder of the season in Detroit.
This year, the Lions really had no need to bring Davis back with Ebron, Pettigrew and Fauria all returning. The Lions are already pretty much set at tight end, and the only way Davis was going to return is if somebody went down with a significant injury.
With Davis joining the Jets, six Lions free agents have now signed elsewhere this offseason. Here are the other five:
FB Jed Collins - Cowboys (one-year deal worth $810,000)
OT Corey Hilliard - Jets (undisclosed deal)
OG Garrett Reynolds - Rams (two-year deal worth $2,200,000)
DT Ndamukong Suh - Dolphins (six-year deal worth $114,000,000)
DT Nick Fairley - Rams (one-year deal worth $5,000,000)