The Patriots have signed tight end Fred Davis, formerly of the Washington Redskins.
Davis was suspended indefinitely in February of 2014 for repeated violations of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.
He was reinstated last week by the NFL.
He has agreed to a one-year deal with the Pats, according to Ian Rapoport.
His best year was in 2011 with the Redskins when he caught 59 receptions for 796 yards and 3 touchdowns. In 2009, he caught 6 touchdowns.
In 2013, before the suspension, he caught 7 catches for 70 yards.
As the Redskins went down, so did he.
Davis was once viewed as a pro – bowl level and will be a bargain for the Pats. If he wows, they find a gem, but if he doesn’t, they cut him and move on.
Davis is a 6’4, 247 pound tight end.
The tight end position is deep. They have Gronk, Chandler, Hoomanawanui, Wright, and 6th round pick A.J. Derby.