Fred Davis scraps visit to Jets; deciding between Redskins, Bills

Fred Davis (Brian Blanco/The Associated Press)

Free agent tight end Fred Davis canceled his trip to meet with the New York Jets and has narrowed his choice of teams down to the Redskins and Buffalo Bills, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed Thursday night.

Davis, who has spent his first five seasons with Washington, has offers from the Redskins and Bills on the table. He visited Buffalo’s facility Thursday, but left without signing and was planning on paying the Jets a visit.

But he changed his plans Thursday night – a development first reported by  NBC’s ProFootballTalk.

Despite still recovering from surgery to repair a ruptured left Achilles’ tendon – an injury that reduced his 2012 season to seven games — Davis has generated interest on the free agent market.

Members of Bills brass visited Davis in the D.C. area over the weekend, and then hosted him this week. Washington, meanwhile, had maintained interest in re-signing the USC product throughout the offseason.

Ahead of schedule in his rehab, Davis is expected to return to full strength by June.

Davis has repeatedly state his desire to remain with Washington, but has also said he wanted to explore all options. Washington’s quarterback situation holds more promise than does the Bills, who don’t have an established quarterback on the roster.


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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