Fooch's update: Vernon confirms it.
I'M COMING HOME. Let's do this, @Redskins. #DC #DMV pic.twitter.com/ESKIOyv7Yb— Vernon Davis (@VernonDavis85) March 31, 2016
Former San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis is now two teams removed from the one that drafted him, as he has agreed to terms on a deal with Washington, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. Washington's general manager is Scot McCloughan, who was with the 49ers when they drafted Davis in the first roun dof the 2006 NFL Draft.
Davis' skillset and career have been on a decline for a few years now, and things really got out of hand last season. Davis played in six games for the 49ers, catching just 18 passes for 194 yards with no touchdowns. He dropped passes, he looked slow and he was rarely open. That's why it was such a surprise when the 49ers convinced the Denver Broncos to trade for the tight end.
I'm not sure there was much, if any, animosity toward Davis among 49ers fans but I was legitimately disappointed to see that he did essentially nothing with Denver and did not really contribute. He played in nine regular season games, catching 20 passes for 201 yards. He did not record any stats in the postseason.
But he does have a shiny Super Bowl ring, even if he didn't really contribute toward getting it, and that's more than he can say in his nine-plus seasons with the 49ers. He now goes to Washington, a team with Jordan Reed, Logan Paulsen and Niles Paul at tight end. It will be interesting to see how that shakes out, though my cut tells me Paul will play a lot of fullback next season while Davis will rotate with Paulsen behind Reed.
Reed led Washington with 87 receptions for 952 yards and 11 touchdowns last season. Davis isn't going to take away from his playing time or anything along those lines, but if he has anything left in the tank he should be able to establish himself as the second tight end on the field.