It appears that another NFL team is ready to extend an offer to a player that played with the Denver Broncos last season, albeit for a short time.
NFL analyst Jason Cole is reporting that the Redskins have offered Denver Broncos tight end Vernon Davis.
“The Washington Redskins have made a contract offer to tight end Vernon Davis, hoping to sign Davis and bring him back to the east coast,” said Cole.
“Davis is a Maryland grad and is interested in returning but has a lot of roots on the west coast after his long career with the San Francisco 49ers. However, the connection between Davis and Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan is strong.”
According to Cole, the Redskins' plan is to have Davis line up in two-tight end sets alongside Jordan Reed, in order to open up the offense for DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon.
“The Redskins hope the pairing of Davis with with Jordan Reed in two tight end formations will open up the offense for quarterback Kirk Cousins."
“Finally, bringing in Davis would open up the offense for wide receivers DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon, giving them the type of big-play offense that they believe they can have going forward and to keep the Redskins as a playoff team.”
The 32-year old is a product of Washington (D.C.) Dunbar High School, he was drafted No. 6 overall by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2006 NFL Draft out of Maryland.
The two-time Pro Bowler has caught 461 passes for 5,841 yards and 55 touchdowns in his 11-year NFL career.