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TE Fred Davis stays with Redskins

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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Tim Graham

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Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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Mark Gaughan

Mark Gaughan

Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

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