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After a pleasantly surprising comeback season last year, the Redskins have signed Vernon Davis to a new deal, the team announced Wednesday. According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, the deal is for three years and is worth $15 million.
At 32, Davis put up 44 catches for 583 yards and two touchdowns last season. His 74.6 catch rate was the highest of his career.
Should Washington see Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson depart as expected, it can still count on being effective between the hashes. Davis was a more-than-suitable complementary player to star tight end Jordan Reed a year ago and still knows how to get open after 11 years in the league.
This is a nice story for the Washington D.C. native, who gets the rare multi-year deal in his mid-thirties and gets to wind down his career at home. The former Maryland star, who went in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft all those years ago, is back where it all started and won't be leaving anytime soon.