Bucs coach Ron Ninkovich said there is no one he’s been more thrilled about working with than tight end Vernon Davis.
Nink said he feels like the team has built a tight end corps that’s more dynamic than what the previous regime had.
Davis is the third tight end in the Bucs history to have at least 300 receptions, 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns.
He was one of five tight ends to average more than 10 catches a game in his first two seasons with Tampa Bay.
Nankovich said the team is looking to add another veteran presence.
Davis, 28, is expected to join a tight group of receivers, with Josh Huff and Rishard Matthews also expected to be in the mix.
He had seven receptions for 75 yards in Sunday’s loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
The Bucs have been looking to bring in veteran talent to replace a slew of departures, including running back Frank Gore and quarterback Jameis Winston.
Davis had two catches for 25 yards on two targets in the loss.
Davis said he was impressed with how the players are coming together.
He said he’s looking forward to working with them and hopefully building off this group.
Ninks said he doesn’t expect to be coaching the team for long.
He’ll be watching from afar.
He’s still looking to find his way with a new coaching staff, so hopefully we’ll see him in two or three years.