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Redskins Still Interested In TE Vernon Davis

Update:

Jason Cole of B/R reports that the Redskins have made a contract offer to free agent TE Vernon Davis.

  • According to Cole, Washington wants to pair Davis with TE Jordan Reed and in two-tight end formations.
  • Cole adds that the Redskins think this could open things up for receivers DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon in the passing game.

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Redskins GM Scot McCloughan told reporters on Tuesday that they still have interest in free agent TE Vernon Davis, who visited with the team a few weeks ago, per Tarik El-Bashir.

The market has been extremely quiet for Davis since free agency officially opened close to three weeks ago. In fact, the Redskins have been his only reported visit.

There’s an obvious connection between Davis and the Redskins, as McCloughan was with him in San Francisco several years ago.

Washington has Jordan Reed firmly entrenched as their No. 1 tight end, so an opportunity with the Redskins would likely be a limited role, barring an injury at the position. However, it would give them some versatility at the position.

Davis, 32, is a former first-round pick of the 49ers back in 2006. He spent the first nine-plus years of his career with the 49ers before being traded to the Broncos midseason.

In 2015, Davis appeared in 15 games and recorded 38 receptions for 395 yards receiving and no touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 51 tight end out of 67 qualifying players.

We have him featured in our Best Available Free Agents list.