Washington Redskins still have strong interest in Vernon Davis

The Washington Redskins remain interested in free agent tight end Vernon Davis, hoping to still add him and create more weapons for quarterback Kirk Cousins.

Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan said Tuesday at the NFL owners meeting in Boca Raton, Florida, via ESPN reporter Eric Williams, that Davis remains on Washington’s radar. He visited nearly two weeks ago, but remains unsigned.

McCloughan drafted Davis in San Francisco.

“He’s in great shape. He’s a football player and is one of those guys that has never really been injured because his genetics is so incredible,” McCloughan said. “He can block, he can run, he catches.”

As McCloughan said, adding him could give defensive coordinators more headaches thanks to the presence of tight end Jordan Reed, among others. Davis was traded to Denver last season and caught 20 passes for the eventual Super Bowl champions. But he admitted it was a tough year for him because he was not receiving as many opportunities.

In 10 seasons, Davis has caught 461 passes. What the Redskins also like, though, is his blocking ability. They struggled in that area with tight ends last season. Reed is not a strong blocker; Niles Paul missed last season with a fractured ankle and Logan Paulsen is more of a blocking threat.

Meanwhile, McCloughan declined to tell reporters whether they had interest in re-signing safety Dashon Goldson. One source said last week said they like DeAngelo Hall playing more free safety with either David Bruton or Duke Ihenacho playing more strong.