The New York Jets have been looking for a replacement for Dustin Keller after the tight end left for Miami. Well, the answer to that hole that Keller left may be right in front of them.
Former Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis told Pro Football radio that he will visit the Jets after he meets with the Buffalo Bills.
Davis, who is coming off an Achilles injury, has met with Buffalo and has also drawn interest from other teams, including the Jets. When healthy, the tight end has put up some nice numbers (Davis has never really lived up to his potential), 2011 being his best season. In 2011, Davis finished with 59 receptions for 796 yards and three touchdowns.
The tight end spent his first five years with the Redskins and posted 155 receptions for 1,973 yards and 12 touchdowns. He may fare better with the New York Jets and Mark Sanchez since he is familiar with the quarterback—Sanchez and Davis were teammates at USC.
Fred Davis would be a good replacement—better than Jeff Cumberland—for Dustin Keller. He’s a bigger target, standing at 6’4″, and is more athletic and has played with Mark Sanchez in college. The biggest concern, though, is will he be able to come back from his injury in time?