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Fred Davis signs franchise tender, guaranteeing him $5.446 million

File photo of Davis turning to run after a catch against the New York Jets during the first half of their NFL football game in Landover 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.

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18 Responses to “Fred Davis signs franchise tender, guaranteeing him $5.446 million”
  1. nitzenbaum - not yer momma's 'skins fan says: Mar 16, 2012 4:15 PM

    That was a must.

  2. waitingguilty says: Mar 16, 2012 4:15 PM

    Legalize it!

  3. scottdragosnai says: Mar 16, 2012 4:25 PM

    Their best receiving threat.
    Scott Dragos NAI

  4. skinshail says: Mar 16, 2012 4:31 PM

    Good move HTTR

  5. TheBurgundyBlogger says: Mar 16, 2012 4:39 PM

    Thats a ton of dope

  6. yevrag3535 says: Mar 16, 2012 4:43 PM

    Fail to the skins.

  7. skinsfan4 says: Mar 16, 2012 4:44 PM

    Davis celebrated the signing by taking a bong hit.

  8. mdc21787 says: Mar 16, 2012 5:12 PM

    enough for a triple percolator 4 footer and a couple pounds of the finest cali-green

  9. skinsfantom says: Mar 16, 2012 5:13 PM

    FINALLY…………….. the trophy……. has come BACK to dc. HAIL

  10. cowboyhater says: Mar 16, 2012 5:17 PM

    Worth it. He will certainly help RG3 out of jams.

  11. rg3isvictory says: Mar 16, 2012 5:21 PM

    The Skins have many weapons now and they have no excuse for not winning 9 games this season.

  12. blackqbwhiterb says: Mar 16, 2012 6:07 PM

    Freddy sees where this is headed…RG3, Garcon & Morgan and Davis, Roy Helu pounding the rock, the 3-4 with Kerrigan & Orakpo, it’s coming together……

  13. skinsrollyou says: Mar 16, 2012 6:21 PM

    Don’t forget moss. Still the man

  14. mcarey032 says: Mar 16, 2012 7:05 PM

    Forget this lout. Put the team in jeopardy twice now with his reckless behavior. We can give Davis 5 mill but we can’t pay a guy who made the pro bowl the last 2 years and led the league in tackles at age 37 and is the team leader and is a roll model on and off the field. Wow the world has truly turned upside down.

  15. gnomad says: Mar 16, 2012 8:38 PM

    maybe he’ll be able to hire someone to teach him to block

  16. firesnyder says: Mar 16, 2012 9:44 PM

    I guess this had to be done, but I don’t think I’ll ever forgive Davis for what he pulled. Guys work their tails off for the chance to be in his shoes, and he repetitively got caught smoking the kind. Really!? You can’t refrain after the 1st or 2nd warning? Really!? Do you realize the position God has put you in? With your talents? You do realize your teammates are counting on you?

    Wow. Don’t do it again.

  17. jfriedman21 says: Mar 17, 2012 12:00 AM

    Freddie DDDDDDD!

  18. defscottyb says: Mar 17, 2012 3:37 AM

    Nice! Love Fred Davis, fred… Lay off the weed or go get some of that concoction they sell at gnc (golden seal or whatever it’s called). Don’t mess this up for yourself or the team, we need you. London Fletcher needs to be signed asap, what happened to shanny’s “signing Fletch is a priority”? And sign Santana Moss too, he still plays like he’s 22, lots left in that tank.

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