Redskins TE Vernon Davis can smell what The Rock is cooking -- and how he trains

Joining his third team in less than a year, Maryland product Vernon Davis is looking to come to the Redskins in peak shape.

Do you like the Fast and Furious series? If so you would like to know that while Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson was gearing up for an eighth installment, he took time to workout with the Redskins newest tight end Vernon Davis.

Davis wrote on the Instagram post, "@therock is such a hard worker! I had a great time working with him. #dedication #passion"

We're not exactly sure where they are, but Muscle Beach seems right or perhaps the "gun show." 

The former Maryland Terrapins standout has been known for his physical prowess since entering the league. Now entering his eleventh season in the NFL, Davis has only missed 12 out of a possible 160 games during his career; a testament to how well he takes care of his body.

Davis, 32, is certainly going to make a good impression with the Redskins coaching staff on Tuesday, the start of OTAs, when he rolls through with the guns of a 22-year old

In an interview with Muscle & Fitness in 2013, Davis gave a nugget about how he trains for both strength and speed.

"During the off-season, I lift for [muscle] endurance. I’ll start with 205 pounds and rep it out, then go up to 225 and rep it out, and 245 and rep it out. Then I’ll come back down—245 and rep it out, 225 and rep it out, and so on. I also do explosive drills with trainers I’ve been working with for years. What really works is doing resistance work, with another guy behind me holding a rope tied around my waist. During the season, I lift heavy. I might go up to 435 pounds. I love the bench, it’s always been one of my favorite lifts for strengthening my core."

Davis has been a fan of WWE going back to his days at Maryland and might just be taking in the pay-per-view Extreme Rules event tonight. Such fandom certainly pays when you are able to work out with one of the most notable athletes outside of sports.

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