Vernon Davis contract more lucrative than expected?

The Redskins signed the ex-Terp to a one-year deal and figures to be part of the opening week roster.

Vernon Davis returned home to play for the Washington Redskins with a one-year contract. Now we have some of the financial details.

On a global scale, that's not a major investment. Based on his minimal 2015 production, that's perhaps a bit pricy for a reserve tight end, though part of Davs' value comes with his numerically unquantifiable strong blocking. The D.C. native and former University of Maryland star had 15 receptions last season playing for San Francisco and Denver. None came over the last five games including Denver's three playoff games. 

The two-time Pro Bowl selection Davis generated 5,640 receiving yards and 55 touchdowns on 441 receptions over his 10-year career.

By comparison, the Redskins re-signed TE Logan Paulsen to a 1-year deal for $840,000, but with only $35,000 guaranteed, according to Paulsen missed the 2015 season with an injury.

Both are part of an interesting group of tight ends led by Jordan Reed. Niles Paul also missed the 2015 season due to injury while Derek Carrier's campaign ended with a knee injury. Washington could end up keeping four tight ends on the active roster or 2016.

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