Redskins resign Vernon Davis to three year deal

The Washington Redskins have resigned Tight End Vernon Davis to a three year contract, therefore, avoiding Davis from hitting the open market.  The deal is reportedly worth $15 million over three years.

Davis, a Washington DC native, returns to the Redskins after a resurgent 2016 season.  Davis became an important value for Washington’s offense as a compliment to oft-injured start Jordan Reed.  Davis caught 44 passes for 583 yards with two touchdowns during the 2016 season.  With Reed battling a painful shoulder injury last season, Davis became a valuable alternative for QB Kirk Cousins.

Davis becomes the first of the big free agents to resign in Washington.  The Redskins are not expected to resign WR DeSean Jackson or WR Pierre Garcon.  Instead, they plan to pursue other wide receiver targets, perhaps with the plan of getting younger at wide receiver.  Free agency begins tomorrow at 4PM.

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  • This is very good news for a team that desperately needs some. Davis was a solid contributor last year and should be for at least another year or two. Very fair contract for both sides.

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