Fred Davis signs contract with Washington Redskins

By Gregg Rosenthal
Updated: March 29, 2013 at 12:18 p.m.

The Washington Redskins expected to keep tight end Fred Davis all along. They weren't disappointed.

Davis has signed a one-year contract to remain with the Redskins, a source close to the player told's Albert Breer on Friday. first reported the signing, which was later confirmed by the Redskins.

Davis was one of the top free agents still available, and one of our favorite bargain pickups all along. He's a big injury question coming off a torn Achilles tendon, but has shown to be one of the most explosive players at his position when healthy. Davis didn't get the long-term love that he was hoping for in free agency, so he'll re-enter the market again next year at age 28, ideally in better health.

The Buffalo Bills sent a contingent of personnel to meet with Davis, who at one point also was set to visit the New York Jets. Davis canceled the trip with the Jets and reportedly had a slightly better deal on the table from the Bills. Either Washington stepped up or Davis just didn't want to leave. Davis and Logan Paulsen figure to compete for the team's starting job this year if Davis is fully healthy in time for camp.