It’s official. The Washington Redskins have placed the franchise tag on tight end Fred Davis, according to multiple league sources.
The Redskins will give Davis a guaranteed salary of $5.4 million in 2012 despite the fact that he was suspended four games in 2011 for violating the substance-abuse policy. He’s one more violation away from a one-year suspension.
The good news, if there would be any, is that the Redskins would keep their $5.4 million.