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Report: Fred Davis Re-Signs With Redskins



Pro Football Talk reported earlier this morning that the free agent TE Fred Davis has decided to return to the Redskins on a one-year deal.

Davis, 27, was reportedly deciding between the Bills and Redskins, with Buffalo supposedly offering a deal that was “a little better.” The Bills currently have Tarvaris Jackson as their starting quarterback, so even if their offer was slightly better, playing with Robert Griffin III seems like a better career move.

We’ll have to see if the Redskins are forced to make some roster moves to fit Davis’ contract into their cap.

We had Davis listed as the No. 4 player in our recently updated Top 50 Free Agents list.


John Keim reports that a NFL source has informed him that free agent TE Fred Davis will not meet with the Jets on Friday and will instead decide between the Bills and Redskins.

Keim adds that his sources have mentioned that the Bills’ offer is “a little better,” but isn’t substantially more than the Redskins are offering.

  • ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Davis already has contract offers from the Bills and Redskins.
  • Davis mentioned that he intends to meet with the Jets on Friday, according to Joe Buscaglia.
  • Davis met with the Bills on Thursday, but mentioned that he plans on considering all of his available options before making a decision. The BillsBrownsJets and Redskins have all shown interest in him this offseason.


  • disqus_mMT3B0f3J3

    Current cap space (not including any set-asides for the rookie pool), as cited from OverTheCap.com:

    Browns 16.05M (100.1M top 51, 6.7M dead money)
    Redskins: 15.88M (101.8M top 51, 5.2M dead money)
    Jets: 8.80M (107.0M top 51, 7.1M dead money)
    Bills: 5.63M (111.4M top 51, 6.1M dead money)

    The Bills actually have the LEAST amount of cap room of the four
    teams linked to Fred Davis, and yet Nate Bouda said they’re the best bet
    to ink him because the Jets and Redskins “don’t have much cap space to
    work with”.


    • Nate Bouda

      I based this information on OverTheCap’s “Cap Space” figures, but obviously didn’t factor in each team’s top 51 contracts or the dead money involved. I think it’s great that you referenced their work given that they do such a great job of providing some perspective relating contracts and team cap situations.

      Thanks for the comment.

    • Your numbers are way off.. the actual figures are…

      Bills: $16.8 million.
      Redskins: $3.2 million.
      Jets: $13.0 million.

      Per Mike Florio March 26th

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