Mike Shanahan said Wednesday that the Redskins want to re-sign tight end Fred Davis but the league-imposed salary cap penalty has complicated the negotiations.
“We’re looking at Fred every day,” Shanahan told ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio in an interview scheduled to air later on NBC Sports Network. “We’d like him back with our organization. Obviously, when you look at our cap, that has something to do with it.”
Davis, 27, is recovering from a torn Achilles’ tendon that cut short his 2012 season. Representatives from the Redskins reportedly met with Davis’ agent, Drew Rosenhaus, on Sunday at the NFL’s annual meeting in Phoenix.
It’s also been reported that the Browns have shown interest in signing Davis, a native of Toledo.
Shanahan, though, did not seem to indicate that the Redskins feel pressure to get a deal done quickly.
“We’ll see how Fred heals up [from] that Achilles,” the coach said. “But he’s a great guy and we’d like him back.”