Davis has signed a three-year deal to remain with Washington, ESPN.com reports. In his first season with Washington, the 33-year-old played in 16 games, logging 44 receptions (on 59 targets) for 583 yards and two TDs. In the process, he helped give the Washington offense a potent one-two punch at tight end along with Jordan Reed, who turned in a 66/686/6 stat line in 12 contests. This coming season, Davis profiles as a depth fantasy option, though his value would see an uptick in the event of an injury to Reed. While the re-signing of Davis solidifies the team's TE corps, the status of QB Kirk Cousins remains somewhat unsettled, while top wideouts Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson could potentially depart via free agency.
Davis has expressed interest in re-signing with the Redskins, Peter Hailey of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports. The veteran tight end signed on with Washington last season and proved he still had something left in the tank, recordeding 44 receptions for 583 yards and two touchdowns. Davis appears to have created a special bond with head coach Jay Gruden, citing him as a major reason for his desire to re-sign. "I love him, I love him, and that's one of the other reasons that I wouldn't mind staying here," Davis noted. It appears the ball sits in Washington's court; with tight ends Jordan Reed, Derek Carrier, Niles Paul and Wes Saxton already under contract, the team will have to decide whether keeping the former Pro Bowler around is worth the cost.
Davis hauled in two receptions for 49 yards in Sunday's loss to the Giants. The veteran tight end had a resurgence this season, recording 44 receptions for 583 yards and two touchdowns, his highest totals since the 2013. Davis was written off as an afterthought to much of the league, considering his lackluster performances in San Fransisco and Denver last year. Washington inked the veteran to a one-year deal in the hopes that they could transition the former playmaker into a run blocking specialist. However, with several injuries to Jordan Reed, Davis found himself as the starter in many games throughout the season and made the most of his opportunities. Now 32, it remains unseen what the former Pro Bowler will do next season, but after this bounce back season he may have some teams knocking at his door.
Davis recorded one catch for 13 yards in Saturday's win over the Bears. Davis had a quiet day filling in for regular starter Jordan Reed, who was inactive with a shoulder injury. Davis could get the start in Week 17 against the Giants should Reed's status fail to improve. Look for more updates on the tight end situation to come throughout the week.
Davis recorded four receptions for 23 yards in Monday's loss to Carolina. Davis didn't have much in the way of yards on Monday but he was targeted a season-high nine times. With Washington headed to Chicago in Week 16, Davis could have a nice performance if he sees a similar amount of targets against a struggling Bears' secondary.
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