- James Walker, ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter
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Free-agent tight end Fred Davis is getting a lot of interest from AFC East teams lately. First, the Buffalo Bills' brass met with Davis over the weekend. Now, the New York Jets are also expressing interest.
According to the Newark Star-Ledger, Davis said in a radio interview with Pro Football Central that he will be meeting with the Jets this week.
"I'm taking a visit there in a couple days," Davis said of the Jets on Tuesday.
There are various reasons why the Bills and Jets are interested. Both teams need depth at the tight-end position.
New York lost starting tight end Dustin Keller to the Miami Dolphins in free agency. The Jets will run a West Coast offense next season under new offensive coordinator Marty Mornhenwig and need a pass-catching tight end. Davis is coming off a season-ending knee injury, but caught 59 passes for 796 yards during a healthy 2011 campaign.
Buffalo starting tight end Scott Chandler also is coming off a season-ending knee injury and is expected to miss most of the offseason workouts. Davis should be healthy sooner and could fill that void for the injured Chandler.
Free-agent tight end Fred Davis is getting a lot of interest from AFC East teams lately. First, the Buffalo Bills' brass met with Davis over the weekend.