Fred Davis re-signs with the Redskins (USA Today Sports Images)
Free agent tight end Fred Davis spent his Thursday meeting with the Buffalo Bills. After his visit with the Bills, Davis, a 2008 second-round pick out of USC by the Washington Redskins, told the Buffalo media that he was going to meet with other teams and "see all his options".
Davis scrapped a scheduled visit with the New York Jets and was expected to decide between the Bills and Redskins. That decision did not take long as ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Davis will sign a one-year deal to remain with the Redskins.
Financial terms were not disclosed, but odds are good that Davis will earn less than the $5.446 million in fully guaranteed base salary Davis earned on the franchise tag last season. Davis caught 24 passes for 325 yards in seven games before a ruptured Achilles' tendon ended his 2012 campaign.
Davis said on Thursday that he is ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation.
“I’m way ahead of schedule for me. I don’t know what it is for most guys," Davis said. "Terrell Suggs had his surgery and he came back in five months and played the last few games. Depending on how bad your Achilles was depends, but for me it’s been maybe four and a half months and I’m running on the treadmill, doing drills, so I’m way ahead of schedule."
Davis, 27, has caught 155 passes for 1,973 yards and 12 touchdowns in 62 games with the Redskins over the last five seasons. The Redskins used the franchise tag on Davis after a breakout season in 2011 where he caught 59 passes for 796 yards and three touchdowns. Davis was limited to 12 games that season as he finished the season by serving a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance policy after testing positive for marijuana.
By re-signing with the Redskins, Davis has 16 games to stay healthy and produce at a level that could earn him a multi-year deal in Washington or elsewhere in 2014.
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