Redskins inform Fred Davis he’s getting the franchise tag


It’s turning into tag day in the NFL.

Redskins tight end Fred Davis is the latest player to be informed that he’s getting the franchise tag, according to ESPN 980 in Washington. It has since been confirmed elsewhere.

This move was always expected. As Washington’s most explosive offensive player, the Redskins couldn’t let Davis go. With recent suspension for marijuana hanging over his head, Davis also isn’t a great candidate for a long-term deal. (Unless he takes a discount.)

Now the Redskins just need to find someone to throw Davis the ball. That should be no problem.

UPDATE 2:37 p.m. ET:  Multiple league sources tell PFT that it’s not official, yet.