With Fred Davis still on the mend, no tag expected in D.C.


As Florio mentioned in yesterday’s franchise tag omnibus, there’s no indication the Redskins are going to be using the tag this year.

Mike Jones of the Washington Post points to the fact general manager Bruce Allen said the team wanted to wait “until later in the spring” to gauge the health of tight end Fred Davis, meaning the next two weeks won’t likely be the right time to commit around $6.5 million to a guy coming off a torn Achilles.

The Redskins still need to carve out around $4 million in cap space before the start of free agency (March 12), making it that much more unlikely they’ll get in the tag business again this year.