Sunday, March 24, 2013

Bills converse with free agent tight end Fred Davis


The Buffalo Bills are looking for some depth at tight end. A dinner date might've assisted them in that department.

As first reported by Adam Schefter early Sunday, Bills general manager Buddy Nix, assistant GM Doug Whaley, coach Doug Marrone and other members of the Buffalo brass met with tight end Fred Davis, formerly of the Washington Redskins, Saturday night.(photo: Keith Allison, Flickr)

Davis is one of the top free-agent options left at the position, and the Bills could certainly use the help.

Scott Chandler went down with a knee injury in December, and the team’s other four options (Dorin Dickerson, Lee Smith, Joe Sawyer and Mike Caussin) have only tallied 182 yards receiving combined and don’t have a heck of a lot of game experience.

Davis doesn’t come without his own issues, as he’s coming off an Achilles’ tendon tear in Week 7 of last year and has been nailed before for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Per ESPN, Davis told the NFL Network on Friday that he is “a little bit ahead of schedule” in his Achilles’ rehab, so the odds of him being 100 percent come training camp are rising.

Buffalo could potentially land Davis at a decent price given his injury issues, which is likely what Nix and his crew were trying to get a sense of in their meeting.

Davis has tallied nearly 2,000 yards receiving with 12 touchdowns in his five-year career with Washington.

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