According to his own radio interview with Pro Football Central, Washington Redskins free agent tight end Fred Davis is scheduled to roll into Buffalo today for a visit with the team. Davis previously met with Bills brass over dinner last weekend in Washington.
During the interview Davis said that one of the things about the Bills that impresses him is new head coach Doug Marrone.
“I think when you meet him, just talking to him, he seems like a player’s coach, down to earth and real and that’s something with a lot of coaches you don’t get a chance to see,” Davis said during the segment. ”He was really cool and all the things he talked about you can tell he’s a humble guy that doesn’t make choices because of money. It’s more about what he wants to do in life.”
Davis said that the team already having tight end Scott Chandler, who’s recovering from ACL surgery, won’t inhibit his chances of joining the Bills. In fact, Davis thinks the two can work well together.
“(I felt good about) just the conversation we had and the offense with what we would do if I was there,” he said. ”Me and Chandler together if he comes back healthy I’m sure there would be a lot of two tight end sets. I saw what he did making plays and scoring touchdowns. He’s the red zone man up there.”
Potentially having a rookie quarterback start isn’t a deterrent either. Davis thinks a rookie leads to more opportunities at the tight end position.
it’s very tight end friendly and if you add a rookie QB the tight end is the safety net,” said Davis. ”So there would be a lot of opportunities and whoever the other tight end would be.”
Davis suffered an Achilles tendon tear that limited him to seven games last season that he’s currently still rehabbing, although he claims that is going ahead of schedule. It’s largely in part the reason he’s still available on the open market while a plethora of free agent tight ends have already inked deals with new teams.
Davis was healthy in 2011 and became one of the best tight ends in football; hauling in 59 passes for 776 yards and three touchdowns. The Redskins thought of him enough following that campaign to designate him with the franchise tag.
Davis also says he has a visit lined up with the New York Jets “in a few days”, so if the Bills are serious about inking Davis to a deal things would bode well for them to not let Davis leave Buffalo today without a deal.