- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Vernon Davis is a Redskin for three more years.

That’s the message Davis posted on his Snapchat account early Wednesday morning and, once the sun came up, the Redskins announced that they had indeed re-signed the veteran tight end. 

The Washington Post reported that the deal is worth $15 million.

By inking Davis to a new deal now, the Redskins prevented the 6-3, 248-pound tight end from becoming a free agent Thursday. Davis is the first domino to fall this week while others, including Chris Baker, DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon, are a day away from the open market.

He may have been eager to stay home. Davis, 33, is from D.C. and played at Dunbar H.S. and then Maryland. By resigning, he gets to continue his career at home. 

Davis played all 16 games last season, making 14 starts. He caught 44 passes for 583 yards and two touchdowns last season, his 11th in the NFL.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide