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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.

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29 Responses to “Report: Browns “have looked into” Fred Davis”
  1. capbam says: Mar 17, 2013 10:07 AM

    We’ve been waiting for days

  2. logicailvoicesays says: Mar 17, 2013 10:12 AM

    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.

  3. gonavybeatarmy says: Mar 17, 2013 10:16 AM

    The guy is one toke away from a year long suspension.

    Buyer beware.

  4. peytonsneck18 says: Mar 17, 2013 10:19 AM

    poor davis, go from one bad team/city to another bad team/city

  5. bdiederich08 says: Mar 17, 2013 10:23 AM

    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.

  6. GenXJay says: Mar 17, 2013 10:34 AM

    Fix Fedex Field 1st.
    Then worry about contract negotiations.

  7. oldbrowndawg says: Mar 17, 2013 10:41 AM

    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.

  8. thefootballgodssay says: Mar 17, 2013 10:44 AM

    the football gods got a tweet from fed last night the football gods told fred the redskins suck

  9. peytonsneck18 says: Mar 17, 2013 10:46 AM

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

  10. duncanthecat says: Mar 17, 2013 11:03 AM

    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.

  11. audient says: Mar 17, 2013 11:12 AM

    The Browns need to do something at tight end. Is this the answer? Davis is worth at least a good look.

  12. jgals says: Mar 17, 2013 11:23 AM

    Jordan Cameron!!!!! Norv loves the down the field tight end. We all know he cant block, but he’s an athletic freak.

  13. emmac13 says: Mar 17, 2013 11:25 AM

    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.

  14. bengalsstillsuck says: Mar 17, 2013 11:29 AM

    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.

  15. dawgswillhunt says: Mar 17, 2013 11:30 AM

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

  16. prosportswashington says: Mar 17, 2013 11:37 AM

    He had a big year with “the other RGIII” throwing to him- thats Rex Grossman by the way, I would love for him to stay in washington

  17. blackqbwhiterb says: Mar 17, 2013 11:39 AM

    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

  18. brownspower says: Mar 17, 2013 11:48 AM

    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.”

  19. jgals says: Mar 17, 2013 12:10 PM

    Lets not forget this draft is FULL of quality TE’s

  20. n0hopeleft says: Mar 17, 2013 12:15 PM

    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.

  21. 4512dawg4512 says: Mar 17, 2013 12:39 PM

    Wish we still had Evan Moore, that guy caught EVERYTHING that came his way, hands baby!

  22. peytonsneck18 says: Mar 17, 2013 12:42 PM

    just draft the young man out of notre dame or stanford

  23. bigzant82 says: Mar 17, 2013 1:41 PM

    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

  24. deedee2013 says: Mar 17, 2013 1:46 PM

    Time to move on we want guys who want to be here not have to overly convince into playing for Cleveland

  25. pacodawg says: Mar 17, 2013 1:48 PM

    Evan Moore? Really? He can’t get on the field for anyone. Who wants that salami?

  26. pepsilvia says: Mar 17, 2013 2:12 PM

    Hes from the same city I am, but I am sure he would rather play with my Skins! HTTR!

  27. brownsclown says: Mar 17, 2013 2:25 PM

    ‘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!

  28. coachbeck says: Mar 17, 2013 3:44 PM

    Fred davis is from Toledo Ohio. Don’t be surprised if he goes to Cleveland

  29. nviverson says: Mar 17, 2013 6:04 PM

    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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