Report: TE Vernon Davis to visit Redskins

The D.C. native is reportedly visiting the Washington Redskins on Thursday.

The Redskins have been expectedly quiet in free agency, which makes the most recent buzz even more surprising. Tight end Vernon Davis is reportedly scheduled for a visit to Redskins Park Thursday.

https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/707966027854962688

[UPDATE -- Davis was set to arrive Thursday and meet with the Redskins Friday, per ESPN's John Keim.]

As Schefter points out, Davis, 32, has ties to the organization through second-year GM Scot McCloughan. The two were together with the San Francisco 49ers. Davis also has ties to the area. He was born and raised in the district and played his college ball at the University of Maryland.

Though Davis’ connections to the Redskins make it seem like he might fit in Washington, the addition wouldn’t make a whole lot of sense on the field. The team is currently three-deep at the tight end position with Pro Bowl caliber tight end Jordan Reed, Niles Paul and Derek Carrier. 

https://twitter.com/breakburgundy/status/707966653523320832

It’s also worth noting that Davis’ production dropped precipitously after the 2013 season, and hasn’t recovered since. Davis played his first 10 seasons for the 49ers before being traded to the Denver Broncos last season.

Dan Roth is a freelance sportswriter and Breaking Burgundy contributor. Follow Dan on Twitter @danrothdc.

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