The Redskins have agreed to terms with tight end Vernon Davis, an 11-year veteran who split last season between the 49ers and Broncos.
Davis’ deal is for one year, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
An area native who played his college ball at Maryland, Davis, 32, visited Redskins Park on March 10.
Washington General Manager Scot McCloughan was San Francisco’s vice president of player personnel when Davis was drafted by the 49ers in the first round in 2006. And when asked about the prospect of adding Davis at last week’s owners meetings, McCloughan gushed about the two time Pro-Bowler.
“Well, I drafted him first of all,” McCloughan said with a laugh. “He’s from the area, he’s in great shape, we brought him in, he’s a football player. It’s one of those guys that he’s never really been injured because his genetics are so incredible.
Davis becomes the sixth tight end on Washington’s roster, joining Jordan Reed, Niles Paul, Derek Carrier, Logan Paulsen and Marcel Jensen. Paul (ankle), Carrier (knee) and Paulsen (toe) are coming off injuries.
The question is how much does Davis have left?
He was one of the league’s top tight ends from 2009-2013, but his numbers dropped off significantly the past two years. In 2014, he caught 26 passes for 245 yards and 2 touchdowns in 14 games with the 49ers. Last season, he finished with 395 yards on 38 receptions with the 49ers and Broncos. It should also be noted that Davis hardly played down the stretch and in the postseason for the eventual Super Bowl champions.
McCloughan, however, believes Davis still has plenty to offer.
“He can block, he can run, he can catch,” McCloughan said. “All of a sudden we add another weapon to the offense, and d-coordinators are going to understand we’re coming at them.”
CBS Sports' Jason LaCanfora first reported Davis' deal.