TE Davis Signs One-Year Deal with Redskins
Tight end Fred Davis has signed a one-year deal with the Washington Redskins, reported ProFootballTalk.
This comes after the player flirted with the Buffalo Bills earlier in the week and had been scheduled to visit the New York Jets but cancelled instead on Thursday.
Last season, Davis was the Redskins’ top receiver with his 24 catches for 325 yards before he tore his Achilles tendon in October, knocking him out for the rest of the reason.
He has been undergoing rehab with his quarterback, Robert Griffin III, and similar to that player, recently said he was “a little bit ahead of schedule” reported NFL.com.
Davis had been open about wanting to stay with the Redskins, who drafted him in 2008, but he wasn’t going to rule out another team. He said via the NFL Network, “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.”
His best season came 2011 with his career-high 59 catches for 796 yards. It came to an early end as he had been suspended for the season’s last four games after failing multiple drug tests.
Over his 62 career games, Davis has 155 catches, 1,973 yards with 12 touchdowns. He is expected to compete against Logan Paulsen for the starting role this season.
Sanchez Tutored by Garcia
It’s another offseason, same mantra by the New York Jets: Mark Sanchez is our starting quarterback. For now. But the player may be feeling the pressure as he needs to learn the West Coast system by his new offensive coordinator, Marty Mornhinweg.
This time he’s getting some additional help by former NFL quarterback Jeff Garcia. This comes as from his career-high 4,278 passing yards and 31 touchdowns in 2000 as a San Francisco 49er. Yep, his offensive coordinator was Mornhinweg.
The retired player said via USA Today, “Marty and I communicated a few weeks ago (about) what he’d like to introduce to Mark. Mark is definitely getting more comfortable speaking the West Coast terminology. He had a brief glimpse of the West Coast system at USC.
“The toughest thing is this will be Mark’s third offensive coordinator in six seasons. The guy has had to learn a new system just about every other year. From a consistency standpoint, that just doesn’t translate to success in the NFL. You really need to be secure in what you’re doing mentally in order to compete at the highest level.”
For Sanchez, 2012’s season brought an end-of-season benching on Dec. 23 after he reached the league’s second-worst passer rating (66.9), 13 touchdown passes and 18 interceptions.
Garcia added, “The most important thing for Mark is to take that tough season last year as a learning experience from the standpoint of how he can get better and give his team the best chance to win. That has to be done in terms of being confident in his ability to run this system and speak the language correctly.”