Tight end Vernon Davis said recently that he’d like to play four or five more years in the NFL, something that will require the free agent to land a job for the 2016 season to have any chance of happening.
A man who helped Davis land his first NFL job may help with that effort. Redskins General Manager Scot McCloughan was the vice president of player personnel for the 49ers when they drafted Davis in the first round of the 2006 draft and Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that McCloughan’s current team will have Davis in for a visit on Thursday, something Mike Florio suggested might happen last month.
Davis remained with the 49ers until the midseason trade last year that sent him to Denver, where he earned a Super Bowl ring but little playing time over the final weeks of the season. Davis finished the year with 38 catches for 395 yards overall and had just 26 catches for 245 yards for the Niners during the 2014 season, which represents a sharp drop from the production the 49ers were used to from the tight end.
With Jordan Reed in the lineup, tight end isn’t a pressing need in Washington. If McCloughan thinks Davis has enough left in the tank to help, though, it could be the spot where Davis tries to halt his two-year slide in a complementary role.