Washington Redskins Re-Sign Fred Davis

May 21, 2012; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis (83) catches the ball during organized team activities at Redskins Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Free agent tight end Fred Davis canceled a visit with the New York Jets that was scheduled for today in a move that showed he was close to making a decision. Sure enough, Davis, who had offers from the Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins, agreed to a deal today.

Ultimately, the offer on the table from the Bills wasn’t enough to keep him from returning to the Redskins on a one-year deal.

Pro Football Talk was the first to report the news.

It’s hard to blame Davis for choosing the Redskins. A tight end is supposed to provide a security blanket for young quarterbacks. In Washington, Davis gets to play with Robert Griffin III, while Buffalo has either Tarvaris Jackson or a quarterback that is currently not on the roster.

Davis tore his Achilles tendon midway through the season, so that was preventing him from receiving a long-term deal on the open market. The one-year deal with Washington gives Davis a chance to showcase his full recovery and top level talent on display for another year before testing the free agent market again in 2014.

Topics: Fred Davis, NFL Free Agency, Washington Redskins

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