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Redskins Sign Tight End Vernon Davis


Veteran tight end Vernon Davis -- a D.C.-area native who has ties to Scot McCloughan -- has signed with the Redskins, the team formally announced on Thursday.

The Washington Redskins are signing two-time Pro Bowler and 2013 second-team All-Pro tight end Vernon Davis, the team formally announced today.

Terms of the deal were not released, though many are reporting it's a one-year deal for the veteran.

Davis, 32, is a native of Washington, D.C., and attended the University of Maryland before being taken with the sixth-overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft.

The tight end also has a connection to current Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan when the two were together with the San Francisco 49ers.

During his rookie season, Davis, appeared in 10 games with eight starts, recording 20 receptions for 265 yards and two touchdowns. Davis hauled in his first career touchdown in his NFL debut, as he tallied a 31-yard score against the San Diego Chargers on Sept. 10, 2006.

Twice during his career Davis has logged at least 10 touchdowns in a season, as he recorded 13 touchdowns during both the 2009 and 2013 seasons.

The Washington Redskins announced on Thursday, March 31, 2016, the signing of free agent tight end Vernon Davis. Here's a gallery of photos from his career.

In 2009, he also recorded a career-high 965 receiving yards on 78 receptions.

Davis has also been a threat to break off long receptions, too, as he's hauled in 93 catches of 20 or more yards and 19 catches of 40 or more yards during his 11 NFL seasons.

From 2008-2012, Davis appeared and started all 80 of the 49ers' regular season games.

Davis also has also produced in the playoffs, as he has 600 receiving yards and seven touchdowns in 11 career playoff games.

Davis started the 2015 season with the 49ers before being traded to the Denver Broncos on Nov. 2.

While Davis would record just 20 receptions for 201 yards in nine regular season games for the Broncos, he was a veteran leader for a team that would go on to win Super Bowl 50.

For his career, Davis has totaled 461 receptions for 5,841 yards and 55 touchdowns.

Davis will be joining a veteran-laden tight ends group in Washington that includes starter Jordan Reed, Niles Paul, Logan Paulsen, Derek Carrier and Marcel Jensen.


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