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Redskins agree to new contract with tight end Vernon Davis

Redskins agree to new contract with tight end Vernon Davis

We’ve seen news of Redskins signings being broken by the player on Twitter and on Instagram. We may have had our first announcement via Snapchat.

Earlier this morning, Chick Hernandez of CSN tweeted out this image, taken from a post on Vernon Davis’ Snapchat account.

So it appears that Davis, who worked on a one-year deal in 2016, has signed a three-year deal to return to the Redskins.

UPDATE: The Redskins officially announced Davis' return via Twitter. 

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Even a very close inspection of the picture doesn’t reveal any details of the contract. Davis’ deal last year paid him $2.4 million. He signed that coming off one of the worst years of his career. After he caught 44 passes for 583 yards and two touchdowns in 2016 it’s a good bet that he got a substantial raise.

Davis provides depth behind Jordan Reed, who is very talented but also unlikely to play 16 games every year. And even if Reed doesn’t miss any time, Davis proved to be very valuable as a second tight end lined up with Reed.

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One surprising stat that puts Vernon Davis at top of NFL tight ends

One surprising stat that puts Vernon Davis at top of NFL tight ends

Vernon Davis played well in 2016, quite well in fact. Signed to a one-year deal after a poor 2015 season, expectations were low for Davis and he over-delivered.

He ended the season with 44 catches and 583 yards to go with two touchdowns, but a stat from Pro Football Focus truly stands out. 

There were 15 tight ends with more yards than Davis, including one on his own team in Jordan Reed. Still, at age 32, Davis had the moves to make defenders miss. 

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Even early in 2016, as early as training camp, a number of Redskins players mentioned that Davis still had speed and quickness. That didn't change throughout the 16 game season. Pro Football Focus just quantified it. 

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Terrelle Pryor has no problem keeping up with Antonio Brown during offseason workout

Terrelle Pryor has no problem keeping up with Antonio Brown during offseason workout

Having a workout buddy is good. Having a workout buddy who's a three-time All-Pro and who churns out 100-catch seasons like Michael Bay churns out dreadful Transformers sequels, however, is better.

It's that second kind that Terrelle Pryor has chosen to spend time with recently. On Thursday, the Redskins wideout tweeted footage of him working out alongside Antonio Brown, and even though he is much taller and 40+ pounds heavier than the Steelers star, Pryor didn't have that much trouble keeping up with the NFL's top outside threat.

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Take a look at this race between the two, for instance, in which the pair of pass-catchers blow by the camera man so quickly, he fails to film the contest's conclusion:

You can also watch Pryor and Brown go through a ladder drill while wearing a band around their ankles at the end of this video from the Redskins. Now, that band would likely cause some problems for common folk trying to complete the drill, but as these two show, they aren't common:

They even found time for yoga (please be sure to note how Pryor's groutfit is so thorough that it includes his mat): 

For a guy like Pryor — who's still relatively new to his position — spending offseason time with Antonio Brown could really pay off for both him and the Redskins in 2017.

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