Washington Redskins Re-Sign TE Fred Davis

By Ryan Heckman


Matt Stamey-USA TODAY Sports

Robert Griffin III gets one of his most versatile weapons back. The Washington Redskins have reached a deal with tight end Fred Davis on a one year contract that will bring him back next season.

Davis missed the final nine games of last season with a torn achilles after coming on strong the past two years. The sixth year pro was a free agent this off season and many thought he would land elsewhere, as he was one of the bigger names in the tight end pool with other guys like Martellus Bennett and Jared Cook.

Davis will give the Redskins offense a big boost next year after Griffin had to do a lot of the work on his own especially with the injury to Pierre Garcon. With Davis and Garcon healthy, Washington’s offense could do much more damage through the air.

On the ground, they still have one of the NFC’s leading rushers from a year ago in sophomore Alfred Morris. Oh, and by the way, Griffin can run a little bit too.

Over his career, Davis has compiled 155 catches for nearly 2,000 yards and 12 touchdowns. He really hadn’t gotten a big chance to impress until former Redskin Chris Cooley was released. Since then, Davis has proved a reliable option in the passing game as well as a decent run blocker. He gives the Redskins the complete package at tight end, after being spoiled with Cooley over the years.

Coming off a torn achilles may be a reason why the Redskins decided on a one year deal, and hopefully for Davis he performs up to snuff. I’m sure he would like to stay alongside Griffin in that exciting offense for years to come.

Ryan Heckman is a Minnesota Timberwolves writer and NFL contributor for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter, “Like” him on Facebook, or add him to your network on Google+

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