Vernon Davis TE WAS 2 months ago6 Comments

Davis' one-year deal with Washington reportedly carries a base salary of $2.38 million, CSN Mid Atlantic reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Moreover, $1.1 million of Davis' deal is guaranteed, which hints that the veteran tight end is virtually assured a roster spot with the team. That said, the 32-year-old Davis remains behind productive returnee Jordan Reed in the team's TE pecking order, though the report speculates that Davis could play "in excess of 25 snaps per game" when both players are available. In any case, after seeing Davis' fantasy value dip over the last two seasons, his chances of a bounce-back campaign appear limited so long as Reed (who caught 87 passes in 14 games last season) can stay on the field.

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Davis has agreed to terms with Washington, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Mostly a blocker at this stage in his career, the 32-year-old Davis will join his hometown team, likely on a one-year contract. Even if Jordan Reed were to suffer an injury, Niles Paul (ankle) would probably be ahead of Davis in the pecking order for targets. The veteran might even have to compete for a roster spot.

Vernon Davis TE WAS 3 months ago

Davis is visiting with Washington on Thursday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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With Jordan Reed locked in as Washington's top target in the passing game, Davis would likely be brought in to fill a complementary role that would largely revolve around blocking. Even if he finds a different home, it's hard to imagine the 32-year-old Davis regaining fantasy relevance at this stage in his career, as he has just 64 catches in 29 games over the past two seasons.

Vernon Davis TE WAS 3 months ago

Davis caught 38 of 58 targets for 395 yards in 2015. He did not record a catch in the playoffs.

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Davis'ability to split the seam was supposed to add another dimension to Denver's offense. Instead, Davis showed a flash or two before failing to record a catch in any of Denver's final five games, including the playoffs. Davis caught six passes in Week 11 versus Chicago and seven passes in Week 14 versus Oakland. He dropped a pair of critical passes late against Oakland and the following week against Pittsburgh, potentially costing Denver both games. He never rebounded. Davis' past production will make him a tight end to look out for in 2016, but it likely won't be in Denver, with the team having an established veteran in Owen Daniels and two young players to develop in Virgil Green and Jeff Heuerman.

Vernon Davis TE WAS 5 months ago

Davis did not see a pass come his way during Sunday's win over the Chargers.

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Make it back-to-back crucial games to end the season during which Davis was not targeted. Davis fell out of favor after making some critical drops in Weeks 14 and 15. Davis probably has a better chance to rebound with Brock Osweiler at quarterback than Peyton Manning, as Manning and Davis had less than two weeks of practice together before Manning went down with an injury, limiting his time to build chemistry with the veteran tight end.

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Davis did not see a pass come his way in Monday's win over the Bengals.

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Davis saw the field for just five offensive plays during Monday's game, according to Pro Football Focus, 21 fewer than his next lowest total during Brock Osweiler's tenure at quarterback. The Broncos struggled to maintain possession early on and then switched to a hurry-up attack that, as head coach Gary Kubiak explained, favored Owen Daniels and Virgil Green - tight ends more familiar with Denver's scheme. Having two tight ends who are better versed in the offense is another obstacle Davis will have to face when it comes to seeing targets down the stretch as two critical drops over the past two weeks has no doubt already diminished some of Osweiler's confidence in him.

Vernon Davis TE WAS 5 months ago

Davis (concussion) caught seven of nine targets for a season-high 74 yards in Sunday's 15-12 loss to the Raiders.

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Davis was forced out of last Sunday's win over the Chargers, but cleared protocol this week, and came up with one of his best games of the year. He did have a disastrous drop late in the game on fourth down that would have gone for a monster gain, putting the Broncos in field goal range for the game-tying field goal. Next week, Davis and the Broncos will travel to Pittsburgh to face the Steelers.

Vernon Davis TE WAS 5 months ago

Davis (concussion) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

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As is fellow TE Owen Daniels, with Davis looking like a hit-or-miss fantasy play in Week 14, thanks to the time-share arrangement in play here.

Vernon Davis TE WAS 6 months ago

Davis (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Davis was limited in practice both Thursday and Friday, as he continues to overcome a concussion. Given that careful situation, Davis' status is up in the air for Sunday, requiring attention to his progress prior to the Broncos' 4:05 ET kickoff.

Vernon Davis TE WAS 6 months ago

Davis (concussion) was present for practice Thursday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Davis, who was not at practice Wednesday, has been in the NFL's post-concussion protocol, but his presence on the field Thursday, suggests, at a minimum, that the tight end is trending in the right direction as Sunday's game against the Raiders approaches.