Scot McCloughan bringing Vernon Davis in for a visit

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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.

9 responses to “Scot McCloughan bringing Vernon Davis in for a visit

  1. He would be a great addition to the REDSKINS, not the Huskies. With Reed’s history of injury, and the uncertainty of Niles Paul’s health, we could use a good TE… He is not going to require a big contract, so let’s take a chance!!!

  2. I would argue that with as much time as Jordan Reed spends injured that signing another pass catching option for Cousins to see what you have before signing him to a long term deal. The last thing you want to do is figure out if you are signing your QB to a blockbuster deal based on a season where he didn’t have a full compliment of weapons on the field.

  3. Davis was the guy I wanted in 06 over Hawk, and even though Thompson isn’t a frequenter of free agency, I’d like to see GB offer him a contract. In an aerial game desperate for production from the Tight End, Rodgers just might be able to reignite the passion Davis once showed.

  4. Dont think they need him! Skins have more pressing needs like DB NT SS fix the defense that was ranked 28th So everybody can stop blaming Cousins for not beating a winning team!!!!!!

  5. TE is absolutely a need for the Skins. Reed is great at receiving, but damn horrible at run blocking. That, and the only other TE on the roster (Paul) missed the entire last season after breaking his ankle(or was it leg?) last pre-season.

    TE is absolutely a need, and Davis can come back home to finish his career. For the right price that is.

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