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Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Kellen Davis showing what he can do

By Jeff Dickerson

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- One thing became abundantly clear over the weekend: Kellen Davis' stock is rising.

Davis saw extensive playing time in the first half against Oakland, playing the second tight end spot in blocking situations. That spot is usually reserved for veteran Desmond Clark, but it appears the Bears are using Clark in more of a traditional fullback role these days.

“The tight ends probably had the best camp of all the guys on offense, they really did," Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz said. "We’re very pleased with that group. We’re a little bit careful with Brandon [Manumaleuna] because the knee’s still a little bit sore. But that gives us an opportunity to isolate Kellen and get him some throws. He stepped forward."

Along with Olin Kreutz, Davis helped throw a key block to spring Matt Forte's 89-yard touchdown run. He also caught one pass for 23 yards, showing the ability to stretch the field.

"With guys pushing you it makes you work harder and do better," Davis said. "We're all stepping our game up."