The Patriots and free agent tight end Fred Davis have agreed to a one-year contract, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter (via Twitter). Financial terms of the deal are not yet available.
Davis, 29, sat out all of last season after the NFL suspended him indefinitely for substance-abuse violations. The league reinstated him last week. Prior to 2014, he spent six seasons in Washington and caught 162 passes and 13 touchdowns. His best output came in 2011, when he amassed 59 receptions and 796 yards.
As a member of the Patriots, Davis will join a crowded tight end group that includes superstar Rob Gronkowski, Scott Chandler, Tim Wright, Michael Hoomanawanui, and sixth-round rookie A.J. Derby.