If you ask Fred Davis, he’ll say he prefers staying with the Washington Redskins, the only team he’s played for since arriving in the NFL. But he’s meeting with the Buffalo Bills and planning on paying a visit to Northern New York State, which means that if you ask him a few more questions, you’ll likely to reveal a few more answers about Davis’ future.
I definitely would like to stay, but at the end of the day, I’ll play wherever. It doesn’t matter to me. It’s about football to me. I would like to stay here, but if I can’t, I’m fine with that as well.
Money, as usual, will probably make the decision for him. The Bills at the moment don’t really have a quarterback – not a lot of people think Tavaris Jackson will be the one who starts on opening day next season. Meanwhile, it’s about getting a few more pieces to the man who does hold the job once the 2013 NFL season start. Scott Chandler did a decent job last season with 571 yards on 43 receptions and 6 touchdowns as the premier tight end, but Fred Davis is a better player when healthy.
He played in 7 games last season before tearing his Achilles tendon against the Giants last October, putting up 24 catches and 325 yards with 3 touchdowns up to that point. According to him, he’s advancing very well with his recovery, being well ahead of schedule. I don’t know a single recovering player who claims he’s not ahead of schedule. Davis was enjoying a career year in 2011 during the first 12 games of the season (59 catches, 796 yards) before being suspended for the final four games after failing multiple drug tests.
The Redskins haven’t been very busy this off-season, probably more thinking about the draft and perhaps being a little too concentrated with the recovery of Robert Griffin III than actually going for players in the marketplace. They haven’t lost anyone significant, and Davis isn’t an out-of-this-world talent that can’t be replaced, but he’ll probably won’t be matched by a rookie.