The Redskins have agreed to terms on a contract with rookie tight end Fred Davis, the team announced on Saturday.
To make room for Davis on the roster, the Redskins released tight end Tyler Ecker.
|Fred Davis (Don Wright Photo)
Davis was the second of three Redskins' second-round picks in last April's NFL Draft. He was taken with the 48th overall selection in the draft.
Davis, 6-3 and 247 pounds, was the 2007 recipient of the John Mackey Award as college football's top tight end. He became the first tight end since 1985 to lead USC in receptions with 62 catches, for 881 yards and eight touchdowns.
Davis also holds the school career receptions record for tight ends with 117 catches. He logged had 1,408 career receiving yards.
His 13 career touchdown catches established a new USC record for tight ends.
Ecker was a 2007 Redskins' seventh-round draft pick. He spent his rookie season on injured reserve with a groin injury.