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Stop me if you've heard this before, the Patriots have signed a tight end.

It was announced earlier today that former Washington Redskin tight end Fred Davis had agreed to a one year deal with the team.

Davis missed all of last season after being suspended by the league for violating the substance abuse policy. The offense stemmed from him taking a supplement that included the banned substance. The Patriots have given Davis a second chance at his NFL career that has seen him be productive when he is able to stay out of trouble. In his six season with the Redskins he recorded 72 catches for 2,043 yards and 13 touchdowns. Davis joins a crowded tight end group that is headed by Rob Gronkowski.

Whether Davis makes the team remains to be seen but he will add competition for Tim Wright and Michael Hoomanawanui who are no longer considered a lock to be on the team either. Davis will add a proven receiving threat to go along side Gronk that has been missing for the last two seasons since he who shall not be named was arrested in the murder of Odin Lloyd. If he makes the team, it will make the offense next season that much harder to defend.

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Thome 5/11/2015 01:45:00 PM Edit

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