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The key factor for Bills with Davis

Posted by Chris Brown on March 25, 2013 – 12:11 am

There’s no debating that free agent TE Fred Davis is probably one of the best remaining talents on the market at his position, but there’s a reason why. That reason figures to be a determining factor in whether the Bills prove to be Davis’ next landing spot.

Davis suffered a torn Achilles tendon last season in Week 7 and was placed on injured reserve. Recovery time is typically a year, which would bring him to mid-October 2013 before he gets on the field. Davis told NFL Network last week that he’s “a little bit” ahead of schedule for what it’s worth.

The rub for Buffalo is they already have an availability question mark at tight end in Scott Chandler, who is coming off of offseason ACL surgery. Davis’ projected recovery will no doubt be examined and assessed more than once by the Bills and the other clubs reportedly interested (Cleveland, NY Jets, Washington).

Obviously Davis’ talent has teams, including the Bills, willing to take a closer look despite the severity of the injury. Closer inspection however, could reveal an availability situation not all that different from what Buffalo already has with Chandler.

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