CSN Washington reported, and later confirmed, that the Washington Redskins have franchise tagged tight end Fred Davis.
Due to the parameters of the tag, Davis will make $5.4 million next year.
This past season Davis was suspended for the final five games of the season for violating the leagues drug policy. He, along with offensive tackle Trent Williams, used marijuana on a regular basis.
When THAT story first broke many said that the ownership would not stand for such an action. I guess that meant that they would not pay him $5.5 million.
Davis, who will be entering his fifth season in Washington, had 59 receptions for 796 yards and 3 touchdowns in 12 games last season.
Many believe that Fred Davis is the answer for the Redskins when Chris Cooley finally hangs it up.
Obviously his little drug mishap, and I use "mishap" loosely, doesn't seem to matter to Redskins GM Bruce Allen and company. Davis got abused the drug after practice on a day-to-day basis. Is this really going to be our "franchise" player?
Davis's actions last season exposed a level of immaturity that is alarming. Conducting himself like that on a day-to-day basis hints that he cares more about what goes on after practice than during it. It makes one really question his desire to play the game.
There is no doubt that Fred Davis is a player worthy of the franchise tag, but, he has a lot he needs to show in terms of maturity.
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