Coming off ruptured Achilles injury in 2012, tight end Fred Davis is (potentially) looking for a new home.
After wining and dining with the management of the Buffalo Bills on Sunday (March 24) night, Davis made his way to Orchard Park, NY on Thursday afternoon for an official visit with the Bills. He spent about three hours with the organization before speaking with the media and heading out of town.
Up next? A visit with the New York Jets on Friday afternoon.
Davis said after his visit with Buffalo that he was going to evaluate all of his options over the next few days before making his decision.
Davis played in just seven games in 2012 before suffering an Achilles in week eight. In five years with the Washington Redskins, the former second round pick has 155 receptions for 1973 yards and 12 touchdowns. He had 24 catches for 325 before suffering the injury last season.
Both New York and Buffalo are in the market for a tight end for two different reasons. The Jets lost Dustin Keller to the Miami Dolphins which has left a large void on the offense. In the case of the Bills, the team has openly stated that they are concerned with incumbent TE Scott Chandler’s recovery from a torn ACL suffered in Buffalo’s week 16 loss to the Dolphins last year.
With Davis leaving Buffalo, it’s likely that the Bills will have to look for that help elsewhere. Davis has stated multiple times that he would love to return the Redskins, but understands that the NFL is a business and it may just not be in the cards. However, that doesn’t mean the two sides aren’t talking about a return.
“They’re still an option for me. We’re still talking to them too a little bit. So we’ll see what happens,” Davis said.