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Report: Washington Redskins want to re-sign Fred Davis

Tight end Fred Davis is one my favorite potential value signings in free agency. Coming off a serious injury and a seriously weird courtroom drama, he shouldn't cost a lot, but he has the skill set to be a difference-making tight end.

The Washington Redskins know Davis best, and it sounds like they intend to keep him.

"The Redskins have told others they expect to re-sign Davis," John Keim of the Washington Examiner writes.

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Keim didn't intend for this information to be headline news, but it's telling. The Redskins are operating with the hope and expectation that they will be able to bring Davis back. In the meantime, they might have tried to depress Davis' value by questioning his ability to come back 100 percent from a torn Achilles tendon.

Keim writes that the Redskins are "likely" to be paying Davis in 2013. They have Logan Paulsen on the roster, but Davis has a much higher ceiling as a game-breaker if he's healthy. Perhaps Davis won't be back at full strength early this year, but he's a nice long-term, low-cost gamble. That's especially true if other tight ends on the market like Dustin Keller and Jared Cook get signed first.

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