Seahawks sign tight end Kellen Davis

The Seattle Seahawks signed veteran tight end Kellen Davis Wednesday and released linebacker Allen Bradford.

Coach Pete Carroll said rookie tight end Luke Willson was “banged up” in the Carolina game, so the Seahawks needed to bring in another tight end this week.

Davis (6-foot-7, 265 pounds) was released by the Cleveland Browns last week. He played five seasons with the Chicago Bears, who drafted him in the fifth round out of Michigan in 2008.

The Seahawks decided to go with two tights ends on the 53-man roster -- starter Zach Miller and Willson -- when Sean McGrath was among the final cuts.

Bradford, in his third season out of Southern Cal, could end up on the Seattle practice squad if he clears waivers.