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The Redskins still moved to reinforce the position. Logan Paulsen, who filled in for Davis after the injury, re-signed for three years. And the team used a third-round selection in April’s draft on speedy Florida tight end Jordan Reed. That didn’t bother Davis, never one to lack confidence.

“I know what I’m going to do,” Davis said. “I don’t know what that means for the second tight end.”

Davis grinned.

He hopes to be cleared to return in time for next month’s minicamp. Last week, he caught passes from Griffin with other rehabbing players at the voluntary workout, moved without hesitation and pegged himself at 90 percent of his usual ability.

There’s still scar tissue to work through. Explosiveness to regain. But cutting doesn’t hurt.

“It’s all mental,” Davis said. “I’m not worried about reinjuring it because that’s when you do reinjure yourself.”

So, Davis’ march to prove himself one cut, one pass route, one workout at a time continues. The goal, once again, seems within reach, the mistakes and pain left in the past.

“This is the kind of thing that happens,” Davis said. “Luckily, I’m still kind of young, so I can bounce back and do the right thing. I still feel good and comfortable out there.”

A few minutes later, he added: “I’m almost there.”

The Redskins hope he’s right.