NFL reinstates free agent tight end Fred Davis


Former Washington tight end Fred Davis, suspended indefinitely by the NFL in February 2014 under the substance-abuse policy, has been reinstated, PFT’s Mike Florio reports.

The 29-year-old Davis is immediately free to sign with clubs.

Davis hauled in 162 passes for 2,043 yards and 13 touchdowns in six seasons with Washington (2008-2013). On his best, he would appeal to clubs looking to add some pass-catching punch to the tight end position.

However, Davis is several years removed from top form. He suffered an Achilles tendon tear in 2012, and he had a disappointing 2013 campaign.

What’s more, Davis has had multiple off-field incidents. In 2014, he was arrested for DUI, and he was involved in an alleged dispute with an ex-girlfriend.

8 responses to “NFL reinstates free agent tight end Fred Davis

  1. Had some pretty good years with the Redskins. With his past he will probably sign with the Dallas team.

  2. Good on Fred!

    As a distant peer of Freddy I would like to wish him the best of luck in this personal upcoming free agency period.

    He should have taken the 3 x $5.75M Atlanta was offering at the time, however, a 1-year prove-it should be fitting for a TE needy team such as GB.

  3. He got hurt too much (Although I thought when he was healthy he was very good)
    He also admitted sleeping during meetings….something which no team will tolerate

  4. Skins fan. When he wants to be, a decent pass catcher; can’t block. 10-cent head.

  5. Talk about a top free-agent target. Wait, looking up, I feel like my sarcasm doesn’t fit with the above posts. Do yall seriously think somebody will sign this guy?

    As a human being, I wish him the best. But him being another human being who has torn an achilles, been busted for pot, and subsequently picked up two DUIs, laid hands on a woman, all while not scoring a touchdown for the previous two seasons, you gotta think Fred’s NFL prospects are none too hot.

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