Last year, tight end Fred Davis made $5.446 million for one year with the Redskins. This year, he’ll make less than half that.
Per a source with knowledge of the contract, Davis will earn $2.5 million for one more year with the team, in the form of a non-guaranteed $1 million base salary and a $1.5 million signing bonus.
Given the tepid free-agency market and the season-ending Achilles tendon tear suffered by Davis during the 2012 season, the numbers aren’t surprisingly low. Now, Davis has a chance to prove that he’s healthy and effective and hit the market again in 2014.