By Mark Gaughan
(UPDATED) Free-agent tight end Fred Davis has decided to re-sign with the Washington Redskins, the team confirmed this morning.
Davis, a five-year veteran coming back from an Achilles tendon injury, agreed to a one-year deal.
Apparently, the prospect of putting up numbers with Robert Griffin III at quarterback was a bit more appealing than casting his lot with a rookie quarterback leading the Buffalo Bills' offense. The one-year agreement is not a surprise and looks like a wise move on Davis' part. Davis will hope to have a good year and parlay it into a better contract a year from now. Davis was suspended four games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy in 2011. Another violation would bring him a year-long suspension.
Davis, a former second-round pick, has more downfield ability than average tight ends. He had 24 catches in just over seven games last season and 59 catches in 12 games in 2011.
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