According to several sources, the Washington Redskins have re-signed tight end Vernon Davis to a three-year deal. The deal is a 3-year, $15 million dollar contract that Davis shared a picture of himself signing in Redskins President of Operations Bruce Allen’s office at Redskins Park.

Davis, who is a Washington native, earned this contract last season and will have the distinction of being Jordan Reed’s backup, which he will surely need given his history of injury issues along the way. At the ripe age of 33, Davis is still very much in the shape of a man ten years younger and feels invigorated now since being with his hometown team.

Davis is the ultimate insurance policy

Davis is essentially high-priced insurance that is capable of still starting at the tight end position. Insurance because Jordan Reed has yet to play a full 16 games season, last season Reed missed 4 games for the Redskins. While Vernon is not Jordan, there isn’t a huge drop-off between the two in terms of production. Teams in the league shuttered last year at the thought of a two tight end setup with both Reed and Davis as teams have no clue how to cover that.

An offense still full of receiving weapons

The Redskins offense could be in flux this season as the team braces for the possible loss of both of their top receivers in Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson.

If Garcon and Jackson leave, the Redskins will likely shift their scheme towards being a team more concentrated on the middle of the field. The team won’t be without weapons as blossoming slot-receiver Jamison Crowder had 67 catches for 847 yards and seven touchdowns, Reed added 66 catches for 686 yards and 6 touchdowns while runningback Chris Thompson contributed 49 catches for 349 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Davis himself added 44 catches for 583 yards and two touchdowns in a reserve role.

The Redskins will still have to add a couple of receivers if they lose their own guys The team will also have a determined receiver Josh Doctson returning from injury to add to the mix of talent. Kirk Cousins should still have a pretty decent set of options to throw the ball to in 2017.

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