Washington Redskins Franchise Fred Davis
Fred Davis is going to be back in the nation’s capital for at least another year.
The Washington Redskins placed the franchise tag on the 26-year-old tight end on Friday, according to ESPN 980 via ProFootballTalk.com. With the tag, Davis will make $5.4 million in 2012.
Davis has spent his entire four-year NFL career with the Redskins and has totaled 131 receptions for 1,648 yards and 12 touchdowns. He was suspended for the final four games of last season due to failed drug tests.
The tagging of Davis almost certainly spells the end of the line for former starter Chris Cooley in Washington.
*photo courtesy of Gridironfans.com
Michael Cellars currently attends Kent State University, where he is majoring in English with minors in writing and psychology. In addition to his studies, he serves in the Ohio Army National Guard. During his free time, he surrounds himself with as much of the NFL as possible, and writes for football websites NFL Soup and Football Nation. Michael’s favorite team is the Green Bay Packers, who he has been an avid fan for his entire life.