Fred Davis signs franchise tender, guaranteeing him $5.446 million

Reuters

The Washington Redskins announced Friday that tight end Fred Davis has signed his one-year franchise tender.

Davis will receive a guaranteed base salary of $5.446 million in 2012.

G.M. Bruce Allen recently stated that the Redskins intend, eventually, to sign Davis to a long-term contract. After a 2011 suspension that ended his season after 12 games, however, the Skins may make Davis prove he can stay drug free for a full year before making that commitment.