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Redskins hope to sign Fred Davis to long-term deal

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Redskins G.M. Bruce Allen spoke at the Washington Football Legends charity banquet on Saturday night, and was predictably peppered with questions about his team’s blockbuster trade up in the draft.

MDS nailed those quotes in this post.

Allen was also asked about the future of tight end Fred Davis, whom the Redskins franchise tagged on March 2.

“We franchised Fred because he was our most valuable free agent. We’re hoping to get a deal done with him,” Allen said. “A longer-term deal.”

Making a long-term commitment to Davis could be perceived as risky. Davis was suspended for the final four games of the 2011 season after failing a drug test just after the lockout ended. At the time, SI.com’s Jim Trotter reported that Davis’ positive test was “at least” his third career violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy.

Thus, another violation would put Davis at risk of an eight-game, or even season-long suspension.

While he is clearly a part of the Redskins’ long-term plans, it might behoove the organization to make Davis prove he can stay marijuana free for at least a year before signing off on a long-term contract.

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10 Responses to “Redskins hope to sign Fred Davis to long-term deal”
  1. purplengold says: Mar 10, 2012 9:46 PM

    When will the NFL grow up and forget about marijuana use?

  2. stunzeed5 says: Mar 10, 2012 9:54 PM

    RGIII to Davis for at touchdown: GET USED TO IT

  3. bluntsmokinskinsfan says: Mar 10, 2012 9:58 PM

    Fred can come over and rip my bong any day

  4. mvpolamalu says: Mar 10, 2012 10:23 PM

    They got the money, there only signing 1 first round pick the next 3 years

  5. mrslay1 says: Mar 10, 2012 10:42 PM

    rg2 to anybody for a touchdown? maybe 3 times this year:-) Biggest bust since that guy Oakland drafted a few years back. Does anyone remember his name?

  6. stunzeed5 says: Mar 10, 2012 11:13 PM

    mrslay1 says:
    Mar 10, 2012 10:42 PM
    rg2 to anybody for a touchdown? maybe 3 times this year:-) Biggest bust since that guy Oakland drafted a few years back. Does anyone remember his name?
    ____________________________________
    Jeeze Tony Romo, get off PFT and go shoot some golf! No shame in being the 4th best QB in the NFC BEAST.

  7. mwcarolina says: Mar 11, 2012 12:24 AM

    well, get him signed then so RG3 has two pass catching TEs to throw to.

  8. pb333 says: Mar 11, 2012 1:57 AM

    Goodbye, Chris Cooley. It was great while it lasted.

  9. ozierdisaster3335 says: Mar 11, 2012 6:27 AM

    ^^^ umm.. jamarcus Russel…. rg3 will do great for the redskins… and I’m a broncos fan and I know stupidity when I see it.

  10. waltdawg says: Mar 11, 2012 8:38 AM

    By By Laron? Paging Laron at Planet Fitness….

    Answers phone–”Dis Laron, I do what I do…I lift things up and put them down”..

    Other end of phone…”You’re cut….See ya…Have that achilles looked at Beefcake”

    Laron, “I do what I do…”

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