Thursday, March 7, 2013
Davis coming back for Washington?
By Tim Kavanagh
After the Washington Redskins drafted Robert Griffin III as their franchise savior last offseason, it was thought that he and TE Fred Davis would make a great match, as Davis was considered an ascending player at the position, in the mold of some of the other current top-flight TEs. However, the partnership never really got going, and during his seventh game of the season, Davis sustained a torn Achilles tendon, which ended his 2012 campaign. With Davis' rehabilitation on track for his return to the game this offseason, it remains to be seen whether he'll continue to play with Griffin and Co.
John Keim of the Washington Examiner checked in with his sources on this one, and reports back that the Redskins have informed others that they expect to re-sign Davis. The scribe believes that this could be accomplished with a one-year, incentive-laden deal that would start with an approximate $4 million in base pay, and escalate from there.
This could be a mutually beneficial arrangement; the Redskins get Davis for another season on a prove-it contract -- if he excels, they may be open to another pact with him for 2014 and beyond, but if not, he can go ahead and hit the market again a year from now.