Fred Davis leaves Buffalo without signing, Jets up next

March 28, 2013

Fred Davis has visited the Buffalo Bills and will meet with the New York Jets next. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Free agent tight end Fred Davis has completed his visit with the Buffalo Bills and is scheduled to pay a visit to the New York Jets as he continues to explore his options.

Davis, a second-round pick out of USC, has spent all of his five-year career with the Redskins, but now is a free agent after playing under the franchise tag last season. He is coming off of a season that ended prematurely when he ruptured his left Achilles’ tendon seven games into the year. Davis recorded 24 catches for 325 yards in those seven games.

Davis is still recovering from surgery, but received clearance to begin running last month. He is expected to return to full strength by June.

The Redskins have extended an offer to Davis, and although he has expressed a desire to remain with the team, he has entertained outside interest. The Buffalo Bills sent officials to meet with him in D.C. over the weekend, and he traveled to Buffalo to visit the team’s facilities Thursday. Davis, who also received an offer from the Bills, will continue his tour, meeting with the Jets, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

Davis met with reporters in Buffalo after his visit with the Bills. He told them, “You have to see all your options before you make a decision. I won’t make any fast decisions.”

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.
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Mike Jones · March 28, 2013