Tight end Fred Davis, Washington’s lone remaining unsigned player, just agreed to a four-year deal that includes a $1.8 million signing bonus. So the Redskins beat the deadline to get all their players under contract almost a day before training camp opens tomorow morning. All 80 players are expected to report today.
Davis, the Redskins’ second choice, 48th overall, won the John Mackey Award as the nation’s top tight end in 2007, his senior season at Southern Cal. The 6-foot-4, 247-pound Davis had 62 catches, 881 yards and eight touchdowns as he became the first tight end to lead USC in catches in 13 years.
“I am glad to be here on time,” Davis said. “I am really excited to finally be out there, finally be a Redskin. Get training camp started on time, that’s the best thing.”
The 22-year-old Toledo, Ohio native is expected to join veteran blocker Todd Yoder as a backup to Pro Bowl tight end Chris Cooley this season. Davis has already earned a bit of Redskins infamy by missing the final day of minicamp in May when he overslept.