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Former Redskins TE Fred Davis could visit Jets
Fred Davis could be headed to Florham Park -- that is, if he doesn't leave Buffalo with a deal.
The former Redskins tight end told Pro Football Central Radio that he will visit the Jets after he meets with the Bills Wednesday.
ESPN first reported Davis, 27, met with team officials from the Bills over the weekend in Washington and is scheduled to fly to Buffalo this week.
Davis – who played at USC with Mark Sanchez – played for Washington the past five seasons. The team has been trying to re-sign the tight end, according to The Washington Post, but the team is dealing with a tight salary cap. The Cleveland Browns were reportedly in the running for Davis’ services at one time, but it’s unclear if that’s still the case.
The Jets could use some tight end help after Dustin Keller’s defection to Miami. After losing Keller, the Jets only have Jeff Cumberland and Konrad Reuland.
Davis caught 59 passes for 796 yards and three touchdowns back in 2011. He played in only 12 games that season because he was suspended for the final four contest because of repeated failed drug tests.
In 2012, Davis played in just seven games because of a torn left Achilles’ tendon.