Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis has been working hard to get ready for the 2013 NFL season. David, who tore his Achilles approximately nine months ago, will make his debut during training camp after head coach Mike Shanahan elected to keep him out of minicamp earlier this summer. The question everyone involved with the Redskins wants to know is if Davis will be a factor for the team during the upcoming season.
The 27-year-old hauled in 24 receptions for 325 yards in seven games last season prior to going down with the injury. Washington never recovered from Davis’ torn Achilles as they got little production out of the tight end position. Logan Paulsen tried to fill in the best he could but it was simply not enough.
The good news is Davis appears to have recovered quickly as he should be ready to fire on all cylinders when the time is right.
“What we’re seeing, at least anecdotally, is that these guys are making it back quicker and with better strength characteristics,” Dr. Robert Anderson, who performed the surgery on Davis, told The Sacramento Bee.
Considering the Redskins did not do much in the offseason to upgrade their corps of receivers, a lot of the work load could fall on Davis. He is certainly expected to be productive, but the question is how much production will he be able to deliver on a weekly basis? The fact that he is in a contract year means he is going to leave everything he has on the field, which will certainly bode well for Washington.