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Oct 24, 2014; Bagshot, UNITED KINGDOM; Detroit Lions tight ends Kellen Davis (89), Joseph Fauria (80) and Ifeanyi Momah (86) at practice at the Pennyhill Park Hotel & The Spa in advance of the NFL International Series game against the Atlanta Falcons. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Fresh out of Tight Ends

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Injuries have also reared their ugly face at the tight end position for the Detroit Lions. Both Joseph Fauria and rookie Eric Ebron were out of action last week and this week Brandon Pettigrew will be joining them on the sidelines in London.

As a result, the team has brought in free agent Kellen Davis.

As Lions beat writer, Michael Rothstein reports, Davis needs to adjust quickly:

"“When he wakes up refreshed, the Lions will need him. He is one of two fully healthy tight ends on the roster with Jordan Thompson as Pettigrew, Fauria and Ebron are all still dealing with some sort of injuries. Davis has played in 95 games and caught 50 passes for 561 yards and 12 touchdowns since being drafted in 2008. He ended up a free agent when the Giants cut him in the preseason, but it ended up with him back in his home state as a potentially stabilizing player at the position.”"

It will be very interesting to see how Davis plays on Sunday. For the sake of the Lions, we all hope it is a smooth transition.