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2013 NFL free agents: Buffalo Bills, Fred Davis have dinner

In need of an athletic tight end, the Buffalo Bills had dinner with free agent Fred Davis (Redskins) on Saturday, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.


ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that Washington Redskins free agent tight end Fred Davis had dinner in D.C. last evening with Buffalo Bills GM Buddy Nix, Assistant GM Doug Whaley and head coach Doug Marrone.

Davis, 27, appeared in just seven games last season thanks to an Achilles tendon tear; it's his rehab from that injury (he says he's ahead of schedule) that has likely left the former second-round pick out of USC on the open market for so long. Davis was named the Redskins' starting tight end entering the 2012 season after a productive 2011 campaign (59 receptions, 796 yards, three touchdowns) earned him a franchise tag designation.

The 6'4", 247-pound Davis is a starting-caliber player that can line up as an in-line tight end, out in the slot and even in the backfield as an H-Back on occasion, where his 4.68-second speed and above-average agility make him an asset. The interest on Buffalo's behalf is not particularly surprising - they need another receiving threat badly - but it's a bit perplexing considering that their own starting tight end, Scott Chandler, is coming off of ACL surgery himself.

Time will tell whether the Bills have serious interest in Davis, or if they were simply meeting with him to ascertain how his rehab is coming along.