Jul 27, 2013; Richmond, VA, USA; Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis (83) catches the ball in front of Redskins strong safety Phillip Thomas (41) during 2013 NFL training camp at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Fred Davis appears to have recaptured his speed and explosiveness

Veteran tight end Fred Davis, is back and appears to be going full force after his Achilles injury last season.

Standing at 6’4 and weighing in at 258 pounds, Davis is looking to bounce back from the injury he sustained last season in Week 7.

According to the Washington Post, he has been running routes without limitation, getting open and beating coverage by linebackers and safeties.

“I see it as opportunity. As long as we win, everybody’s looking at us and we’ll get our chance to shine. That’s all you want.” Davis said in an interview with the Washington Post.

He has made quite the impression on rookie tight end Jordan Reed, a man who enters training camp, battling for a roster spot, will have his work cut out for him as Davis is 100% and ready for a healthy season.

“Even with all the success he has had, he’s respectful to the coaches, still takes coaching well and just keeps learning. And the biggest thing I’ve learned from watching him is just how consistent he is and the confidence that he has in his ability and making plays all the time. That takes a lot of effort, mentally and physically to be able to play on that level consistently like that” The rookie tight end told the Washington Post

It’s good to see Davis back on his feet and making the progress he has made. He’s one of the most respected players on this roster and should be targeted more if the pocket happens to collapse on Robert Griffin, seeing as the young quarterback may be limiting himself when it comes to running with the ball.

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