Report: Browns “have looked into” Fred Davis

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The Browns signed Gary Barnidge last week, but they may not be done addressing the tight end position.

Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Browns have also “looked into” adding tight end Fred Davis to their roster. Davis is coming off an Achilles tear, although he says he’s been medically cleared to resume running and otherwise amp up his physical activity. Pluto reports that he isn’t sure how serious their interest is, but interest does exit.

The Redskins, who recently re-signed Logan Paulsen, are also thought to have interest in retaining Davis. They’ve expressed a preference for waiting to see how his rehab progresses, a luxury that might not be available if the Browns or someone else decides to speed up the process.

New Browns coach (and former tight end) Rob Chudzinski has been fond of throwing to tight ends in his stops as an offensive coordinator, so Davis would likely be in line for a good deal of action if he did wind up in Cleveland. Should one arise, the Browns would also likely be able to best the Redskins in a bidding war. Davis said that money wouldn’t be the deciding factor in his choice, but we’ve heard that from other players who wound up taking the money.

29 responses to “Report: Browns “have looked into” Fred Davis

  1. Fred Davis wants to play with RG3 and the Redskins but they’re still deciding if they want to let him come back.

    Roster limits prevent the Redskins from getting and keeping every player who wants to play for them. HTTR.

  2. After losing out on Cook, Bennett, Keller, AND Myers, the Browns betting sign Davis. No way the Browns will be able to do squat if they have a combo of Kellen Davis and Gary Barnidge catching passes this season.

  3. It’ll depend on whether Joe Banner thinks this guy has cleaned up his act as well as the docs have cleaned up his Achilles. He’s an Ohio dude and has said he’d love to play near his home. But, then again, Ellerbe said he’d love to play for the Ravens before he signed a big deal with the Fins.

  4. fred davis has “looked” into a new dealer lately too, said he needs some of that keisha

  5. Weeden to Davis?

    Foolish if he leaves Washington for the Browns.

    He needs to stay on the field and put up big numbers if he is to expect big dollars.

    Smoking pot and getting a season ending injury when no one touched him doesn’t help.

  6. I wish the Browns would wake up and make some more moves. It is a marathon not a sprint. What happened? Now we are looking at two torn achilles players. I would take Grimes over Davis. Davis has more baggys. I mean baggage.

  7. A crappy city okay people have u ever been to Baltimore,Philadelphia,Cincinnati those city’s are dirty they smell an how bout the crime rate dont dawg Cleveland if u never been their or haven’t been to these other city’s.

  8. I would have rather had Brandon Myers. There are too many question marks with this guy. Let the ‘Skins have him.

  9. For the money Davis will get, the Redskins could make more important personnel moves. Davis is good, but the NFL is loaded with good TE’s… Safeties and corners!! Maybe a RT… Would have been great to keep Alexander

  10. The Browns have too many young players in the locker room. They don’t need to introduce a personality that could poison the atmosphere while probably producing little benefit on the field. I agree, “Let the ‘Skins have him.”

  11. Who would want to play for the Skins? They have no future, as they demonstrated in the playoffs by their “win now” approach. They weren’t happy with their progress, they got greedy, and that will put them back in the basement of the NFC East for years to come.

  12. joe banner can u stop with potential interest in injury prone bum thse past week u need a TE get that kid from notre dame or stanford uni and where set

  13. ‘nother top Lombardturd pick. One bad leg and can’t run with the other. Druggie. When Lombardfart finishes with the draft people will be crying for the drafting prowess of Eric Mangini! And looking over Lombardlard’s shoulder-the architect of the ‘dream team’ Joe Bummer!

  14. I’m not sure I would like to sign Davis. He’s coming off a serious injury and he has had problems with substance abuse. I think we can all agree we need a TE, but I would really like to see Jordan Cameron be our #1 this year.

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