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Redskins confirm suspensions for Fred Davis, Trent Williams

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The reported four game suspensions for Redskins tight end Fred Davis and Trent Williams were confirmed by the NFL on Tuesday, via a press release from the Redskins.

The Redskins note that both players violated the NFL Policy and Program for Substance Abuse.

They will be suspended without pay for the final four games of the season. Davis is set to be an unrestricted free agent after the year. It’s possible the Redskins will use the franchise tag on him.

Ex-Redskin Phillip Daniels said Tuesday that “if you get caught three times you have a problem.” Florio spoke on that issue on PFT Live.

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12 Responses to “Redskins confirm suspensions for Fred Davis, Trent Williams”
  1. worldsgreatest says: Dec 6, 2011 5:00 PM

    Davis is a top five TE, averaging over 13 yards a catch and 60 yards a game, with Grossman and John Beck slinging the rock. The franchise tag wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world.

    If they let the dude go, I think I’ve finally had it with this team.

  2. mjbulls45 says: Dec 6, 2011 5:01 PM

    more then half of pro athletes smoke and do worse drugs…

    these guys messed up yeah.

    but lets not kill them over it when you and I both know that for us young people these days, you cant go anywhere socially or past 8:00 pm without running into grass being smoked in the air…

    i dont care if ur in the country, ‘burbs, city, or islands,

    grass will always be a part of the youth culture and pro athletes

  3. theseekeroffun says: Dec 6, 2011 6:37 PM

    @worldsgreatest

    So you would take Fred Davis over;

    Graham
    Gonzalez
    Gronkowski
    Witten
    Pettigrew
    Hernandez
    V. Davis

    Is your name Mike or Kyle?

  4. stine5150 says: Dec 6, 2011 7:00 PM

    @ theseekeroffun

    davis has more yards than all of them except graham and gronkowski and thats with grossman and beck throwing the ball

  5. therealsmiley says: Dec 6, 2011 7:55 PM

    Davis is starting to come into his own. He needs to play like he did this past Sunday week in and week out. That’s a top flight TE. Hail!!

  6. boysroll says: Dec 6, 2011 8:27 PM

    most teams throw to their receivers but since the 4skins have no receivers davis is the last resort……boy. this org is so flawed and will be for the next 10 yrs…….LMAO.

  7. gibbsandflair says: Dec 6, 2011 8:38 PM

    Davis not only put up big numbers with Beck and Grossman throwing him the ball, but also with that big anchor on his left ear holding him down. What would his 40 be without that melonoma

  8. worldsgreatest says: Dec 6, 2011 11:16 PM

    @seekeroffun

    Like stine said, I was speaking statistically. He is #3 in receiving yards at this point in the season. Ahead of Witten, Gonzalez, Pettigrew, and Davis.

    So…yes? I would take him above those players. He’s only 25 too. But hey, let him go to another team and have massive success. Its the Redskin way.

  9. kelsocarpenter says: Dec 7, 2011 8:00 AM

    @worldsgreatest,

    Unfortunately for the Redskins (or whoever gives him a new contract), one more positive test and he’s done for a whole year.

    Is his production worth the risk? Tight ends are becoming a dime a dozen in this league.

  10. worldsgreatest says: Dec 7, 2011 9:29 AM

    Of course its worth the risk. It isn’t my money, and these guys aren’t splitting the cap wide open or anything. In this sport, its almost ALWAYS worth the risk.

    That’s what I don’t understand. Fans give up on players too easily, and don’t see the big picture. Player discipline off the field is inconsequential in my eyes, in a lot of cases. They didn’t stab anyone, they didn’t rape anyone, they didn’t default on child support…This isn’t a big deal. At all.

    If these guys are really that replaceable, let them get suspended for a year, and the next player up will fill their eeeaaaaily replaceable shoes. But let them play.

    There’s no risk really.

    And yes, I am a Skins fan, and a football fan.

  11. worldsgreatest says: Dec 7, 2011 9:31 AM

    TEs are a dime a dozen, as are running backs. But elite players are still elite players no matter the position, and Davis does make a difference.

    Watching him play, his ceiling is unlimited. He’s freakish like Jimmy Graham, just in the wrong system. And he STILL excels. Don’t let this dude go.

    Don’t do it.

  12. londonfletcher says: Dec 7, 2011 12:53 PM

    Leave it to Boystroll to come in and talk crap after 2 amazing losses to the Fins and the Cards. Better tell your boy Romo to throw that flak jacket back on because apparently he can’t win without it.

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