The Cleveland Browns were expected to be aggressive in free agency, but they’ve showed their willingness to take their time and make only deals they feel are the right ones. According to Jason La Canfora, one of those deals may be to bring in former Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis, as Cleveland has reportedly showed an interest in him.
Browns could still make more deals today. Have some interest in Redskins TE Fred Davis
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 13, 2013
Davis was starting to catch on as a pretty good tight end with the Redskins before taking a step back last season. Despite having Robert Griffin III as his quarterback, Davis struggled to work himself into the offense and ultimately saw his season cut short thanks to a torn achilles. There was some hope that the Redskins wouldn’t have any competition for Davis, but if the price starts to go up on him, Washington might be out of the running.
It’s not that the Redskins don’t want Davis to return, as they were reportedly ready to offer him a one-year contract. But Davis is coming off that torn achilles and he’s not a player Washington is ready yo splurge on to keep — which is wildly ironic given the fact that Daniel Snyder controls the team. If the Browns snag Davis, he could end up being a steal on the market, as that achilles injury has significantly altered the amount of dollars he’ll get.