Report: Patriots Sign Tight End Fred Davis To One-Year Contract

The New England Patriots have no shortage of tight ends at the moment.

The Patriots have come to terms with free-agent tight end Fred Davis on a one-year contract, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday morning. Signing Davis would give the Patriots six tight ends on their current roster with All-Pro Rob Gronkowski, Michael Hoomanawanui, Tim Wright, A.J. Derby and recently signed Scott Chandler already in the fold.

Davis hasn’t played in the NFL since 2013 after being suspended indefinitely for his second violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy. He was just recently reinstated.

Davis appeared in 10 games in 2013 for the Washignton Redskins, starting three. He caught seven passes for 70 yards and one touchdown. At one point in his career, Davis was among the best tight ends in football. He had a career-high six touchdowns in 2009, but his best season might have come in 2011 when he grabbed 59 passes for 796 yards and three touchdowns. Davis averages nearly 13 yards per reception for his career.

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