Fred Davis signs one-year deal to remain with Redskins

Fred Davis (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

The Washington Redskins have retained tight end Fred Davis on a one-year deal, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

A free agent after playing under the franchise tag last season, Davis drew interest from the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets. He visited the Bills on Thursday and then canceled a trip to the Jets, narrowing his choices to Washington and Buffalo.

Davis is coming off of a season shortened by injury when he ruptured his Achilles’ tendon seven games into the year.

The Southern Cal  product is expected to be back at full strength by June.

He had maintained a desire to remain with the Redskins despite exploring other options.

He had hoped to sign a longer-term deal, but his injury history and the Redskins’ salary-cap limitations prevented him from achieving that goal.

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