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Redskins have reached out to Fred Davis about doing a long-term deal

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One of the franchise players who may not be happy about Drew Brees‘ unhappiness with the magnitude of the long-term offers he has received from the Saints is Redskins tight end Fred Davis.

Davis, franchised by the Redskins, has signed the one-year $5.4 million offer, but the Redskins haven’t shown much of an interest in giving him a long-term, market-value contract.

Rich Tandler of CSNWashington.com, the PFT Live unofficial Redskins correspondent, writes that it’s “extremely unlikely” Davis will be getting a multi-year deal to replace his one-year franchise-player contract.

It’s extremely unlikely Rich is wrong, but a source with knowledge of the situation says that the Redskins have reached out to Davis about a doing a long-term deal.

Per the source, nothing is imminent.  Per the CBA, nothing can happen after July 16, the deadline for signing franchise players to long-term deals.  Thus, the source says at this point that it’s more likely than not that Davis will play 2012 under the franchise tender.

And while the Redskins may be willing to give Davis a multi-year contract, the Redskins may be inclined to do so only at their chosen price.  For starters, the Redskins are $18 million lighter in the salary-cap loafers, both this year and next year.  Then there’s the fact that Davis was suspended four games last season for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy, putting him one more positive test away from a one-year suspension.

If Davis fails another drug test, here’s hoping he doesn’t represent himself at the hearing.

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16 Responses to “Redskins have reached out to Fred Davis about doing a long-term deal”
  1. theclaim says: Jul 3, 2012 10:35 AM

    Fred Davis was a machine last season. The Skins started strong despite the Beck, RG3 and out QB controversy. Swept the SB Champion G men under. Losing Hightower was detrimental. Glass Rex threw the game at Dallas away. And things tailspun… Davis as well as Helu showed strong and played like warriors. PAY THE MAN! HTTR. Don’t lose this guy to FA. The Claim

  2. hulkhogansays says: Jul 3, 2012 10:47 AM

    I don’t trust him brother, he comes off like a dunce who will do something foolish down the line. TE’s are like RBs nowadays, easy to find talented ones.

  3. orakpowned says: Jul 3, 2012 10:57 AM

    I wonder if he’ll represent himself in contract negotiations

  4. Lev says: Jul 3, 2012 10:59 AM

    Fred signs a new deal then rolls a fatty with his Franchise Tender!

    Smoky Davis FTW!

    HAIL!

  5. swingondeesenuts says: Jul 3, 2012 11:12 AM

    Fred Davis is a slightly about average TE who spends more time hurt than playing and not worth a big long term deal. This means Synder will make him one of the highest paid TEs in the league. Good for Fred, bad for Redskins fans.

  6. rcboulter says: Jul 3, 2012 11:21 AM

    WAS shouldn’t offer Davis a long-term contract until he shows he can stay on the field and continue to perform like he did in 2011. If he does, WAS will show him the money.

    Hail.

  7. rufustfireflyjr says: Jul 3, 2012 11:22 AM

    There’s no way i would sign this guy to a long term deal unless it was at a heavily discounted rate (which he would be unlikely to accept), and/or contained language forfeiting a portion of his signing bonus if he was to get suspended again. Love his talent, but the dude is not the sharpest knife in the drawer and I wouldn’t discount the possibility of him running afoul of sherriff Goodell again.

  8. commonsensedude says: Jul 3, 2012 11:26 AM

    I can’t get over the fact that Davis represented himself in a lawsuit and actually said that the charges against him were “made up and flagellant.”

    I’m not necessarily against him getting a long term deal. But, no matter what they choose to do, he should definitely get drug tested every day.

  9. jahbird says: Jul 3, 2012 11:29 AM

    I doubt they extend him in the 2012 season. They want to wait to see what Niles Paul can do.

  10. wethog66 says: Jul 3, 2012 12:23 PM

    This is a BS rumor started by Sleepy Davis’s agent to draw attention away from the idiocy being displayed by Sleepy in his Case with a girl named Chaka. Simple as that.

    The Skins have no reason, none, to negotiate with Sleepy at this time on a long term deal. Sleepy needs to prove he can go a full year without the weed before he can cash in. That, and Niles Paul may very well prove, after his switch from WR to TE, that Sleepy is expendible.

  11. dikshuttle says: Jul 3, 2012 12:47 PM

    I’m sure the LTD offer, is there was one, was WAY below what the Sleepy camp wants to work with. ..hence the F-Tag.

    I doubt that Paul is the guy to do it, but with all the changes at the TE position in the league, “big receiver” may not be the way to go. It may indeed flow back to “lineman w/ hands”.

    The way the Skins are developing, that wouldnt’ be a bad idea.

    Doc Walker? How ya feelin’?

  12. salmen76 says: Jul 3, 2012 12:55 PM

    Leave it to Mike to figure out a way to slam on the Saints in a scrub redskin article! Geaux Saints!

  13. schmitty2 says: Jul 3, 2012 12:58 PM

    swingondeesenuts says:Jul 3, 2012 11:12 AM

    Fred Davis is a slightly about average TE who spends more time hurt than playing and not worth a big long term deal. This means Synder will make him one of the highest paid TEs in the league. Good for Fred, bad for Redskins fans.

    I think you are referring to Chris Cooley

  14. cdrion21 says: Jul 3, 2012 1:31 PM

    swingondeesenuts says:
    Jul 3, 2012 11:12 AM

    Fred Davis is a slightly about average TE who spends more time hurt than playing and not worth a big long term deal. This means Synder will make him one of the highest paid TEs in the league. Good for Fred, bad for Redskins fans.
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    Im pretty sure davis has never missed a game due to injury there skippy

  15. RussianBreadMaker says: Jul 3, 2012 1:32 PM

    Niles Paul will be the starting tightend in the opening game of the 2013 season….that is if the world doesn’t end

  16. salmen76 says: Jul 3, 2012 2:13 PM

    The Redskins will open the season 0 and 1 when they lose to the Saints on opening Sunday in the New Orleans Mercedes Benz Superdome. It sure is alot of fun being a Saints fan! Geaux Saints!

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