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Washington Redskins' tight end Fred Davis wants to make teams pay


For the third season in a row, Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis is playing in the final year of a contract. Fred Davis met with teams that were interested in him but they weren’t seeing eye to eye on a price tag.

“Teams wanted to get me for cheap,” he said. “The teams I had options to see — when they first told me the numbers they were thinking about — I was, like, ‘No way I’m going to entertain them.’”

Instead he took a one year deal for $1 million with a $1.5 million bonus and stayed with the Redskins. He thinks a big year can impact his future and a potential long-term contract.

“I think about it like that, but then I don’t because the stuff that happened, happened,” Davis said. “Now the only way to be positive is to know I can change the circumstances by playing good football. It’s not like I’m old enough to where I can’t play anymore. I still have a lot of years left.”

“If I get 60 or 70 balls, I can do a lot with that. I know I’ll get over 800 yards. It looks like we have a lot of options to keep teams guessing.”

His mindset is in one place.

“Make sure every team feels it when I play them,” Davis said.

Davis is also relishing in the underdog role.

“I feel like the underdog,” Davis said. “The third time is the charm. This is going to be a good year for me. I’m physically and mentally ready and it’s my fourth year in this offense, so I’m ready.”

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