Free-agent tight end Fred Davis has reportedly agreed to a one-year contract to return to the Washington Redskins, according to Pro Football Talk. They later reported that the Redskins confirmed the news.
Redskins announce that TE Fred Davis has re-signed with the team.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 29, 2013
UPDATE: Saturday, March 30, at 7 p.m. ET by Ethan Grant
Joel Corry of the National Football Post had a complete breakdown of Davis' new deal with Washington on Twitter:
Fred Davis' one-year deal is worth up to $3.75M ($1.5M signing bonus, $1M base salary & $1.25M in incentives).— Joel Corry (@corryjoel) March 30, 2013
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A five-year NFL veteran, Davis played the past five seasons with the Redskins, who drafted him in the second round of the 2008 NFL draft out of USC.
The 6'4", 250-pound Davis turned 27 in January. He thrives as a big target who can reel in tough balls downfield. Davis can also make defenders miss and pick up some valuable yards after the catch.
He played in just seven games for the Redskins in 2012 before suffering a torn Achilles tendon, an injury that required surgery last fall. Davis has since been cleared to resume training, according to CBS Sports' John Breech.
Davis recorded 24 receptions for 325 yards before being shut down for the season last October. He was on pace to finish as Washington's leading receiver in terms of receptions and yards.
2011 was arguably Davis' best season to date. He missed four games that year, but finished the campaign as the Redskins' second-leading receiver, totaling 59 catches for 796 yards and three touchdowns. Davis ranked eighth among all NFL tight ends in 2011 in receiving yards.
The Ohio native emerged as one of the best pass-catching tight ends in the country with the USC Trojans from 2004-07.
He earned first-team All-Pac-10 and second-team All-American honors during his senior season. He also won the John Mackey Award, which is given annually to the most outstanding tight end in college football.
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