The Redskins said that they want to wait until later in the spring before getting a read on the health of tight end Fred Davis after last year’s season-ending Achilles injury and, presumably, a read on their own interest in re-signing the impending free agent.
The only potential snag with that approach would be that another team decides not to play the waiting game and scoops Davis up from under the Redskins’ noses. The chances of that happening would obviously increase if Davis’ rehab progresses quickly enough that he convinces teams he’ll be ready to get right to work.
Mike Jones of the Washington Post spoke to a source who told him that Davis is indeed ahead of schedule in his rehab, although it’s hard to know how much stock to place in that report without knowing just who the source might be. If it is Davis’ agent trying to drum up interest ahead of the start of free agency, you’d have to take it with a bigger grain of salt than if it were someone without a vested interest in seeing Davis land a nice new contract.
If Davis is healthy, he’ll be a help to whatever offense he plays for in 2013. Despite Wednesday’s report, it is still a big if.