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Monday
May112015

Report: Patriots Agree to Deal with Tight End Fred Davis

National Footbal League(NEW YORK) -- After sitting out the 2014 season due to suspension, former Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis has signed a one-year deal with the New England Patriots, according to ESPN.

Davis' deal comes just four days after the NFL reinstated him after serving an indefinite suspension for a second violation of the league's substance abuse policy.

A six-year NFL veteran, Davis could provide a boost to New England's passing game if he makes the team. The Patriots are taking a small gamble that 29-year-old Davis can still be a productive player in the league.

The team already has tight ends Rob Gronkowski, Scott Chandler, Tim Wright, Michael Hoomanawanui, and rookie AJ Derby.

In his last season in the NFL back in 2013, Davis played in 10 games, but due to injury was limited to just seven catches for 70 yards and one touchdown.


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Thursday
May072015

NFL Reinstates TE Fred Davis

NFL Shield(NEW YORK) -- The NFL has reinstated Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis, ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter reports.

Davis was suspended indefinitely in February after violating the league's substance abuse policy for the second time.  In 2011, the 28-year-old was banned for four games by the NFL after he failed multiple drug tests for marijuana.

Washington selected Davis out of USC in the second round of the 2008 NFL draft. In 72 career games, he has recorded 162 receptions for 2,043 yards and 13 touchdowns.

The seven-year player is now eligible to sign on with any NFL team that offers him a contract.


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Wednesday
Feb192014

NFL Indefinitely Suspends Redskins TE Fred Davis 

NFL Shield(NEW YORK) -- The National Football League indefinitely suspended Washington Redskins tight-end Fred Davis on Wednesday, for violation of the league’s substance abuse policy.

This is Davis’ second suspension. In 2011, the 28-year-old was banned for four games by the NFL after he failed multiple drug tests for marijuana.

“I would like to clarify the circumstances that resulted in my current suspension. In the past, I made the mistake of knowingly ingesting a banned substance,” Davis said in a statement released through the NFLPA. “For over two years, I’ve worked very hard to eliminate marijuana from my life, and I have not had a positive test for it since 2011. Unfortunately, a couple of months ago I took a supplement that contained a banned substance. I now know that supplements are not regulated by the FDA and may contain banned substances. The NFL Policy is strict, and not knowing that a supplement might contain a banned substance doesn’t excuse a violation of the policy. I’ve worked closely with the NFLPA and NFL to resolve this violation, and I will be permitted to apply for reinstatement in the fall. I look forward to staying in football shape, remaining in compliance with the NFL policy, and having a chance to get back on the field to contribute to a team’s success next season.”

Washington selected Davis out of USC in the second round of the 2008 NFL draft. In 72 career games, he has recorded 162 receptions for 2,043 yards and 13 touchdowns. The seven-year pro is set to become a free agent next month.

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Monday
Oct222012

Redskins Bringing Back Chris Cooley After Losing Fred Davis

NFL via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- With the loss of tight end Fred Davis for the rest of the season, the team is bringing back Chris Cooley.

Davis tore his left Achiles tendon in the team's loss to the New York Giants on Sunday, ending Davis' seson, who is also the team's leading receiver. The loss of Davis left the window open for the team to bring back their former tight end.

"I had a lot of tihngs I wanted to do this year and I was doing it," Davis said. "It's very discouraging."

Meanwhile, after being released by the team at the end of August, Cooley never signed with another team.

The 30-year-old Cooley had spent his entire eight-year career with the Redskins. Last season he was limited to just five games. He caught eight passes for 65 yards. He signed with the team earlier Monday.

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Friday
Mar022012

NFL Franchise-Tag Roundup

National Football League(NEW YORK) -- On Friday, a slew of franchise tags were given out around the NFL. The franchise tag is a one-year contract that pays that player the top-five salary average of his respective position. More importantly, the franchise tag prohibits a player from hitting the free agent market. If another team wants to sign a team's "franchise player," then they must give up to two first-round draft picks.

The Baltimore Ravens have designated running back Ray Rice as their "franchise player." In 2011, Rice ran for 1,364 yards while also scoring 12 touchdowns. Rice just finished his fourth season in the NFL, all with the Ravens, and made the pro bowl for the second time in his career. He would earn $7.7 million if he signs his tender.

The Washington Redskins put the franchise tag on tight end Fred Davis. Davis just wrapped up his fourth season in the NFL, catching 59 passes for 796 yards while also pulling in three touchdowns. He will make about $5.4 million next season if he signs the tender.

The Arizona Cardianls placed their franchise tag on defensive end Calais Campbell. Campbell just finished his fourth season with the team. He compiled 72 tackles and eight sacks for the Cardinals in 2011. He would be due around $11 million next season if he signs his tender.

The San Francisco 49ers have designated safety Dashon Goldson as their "franchise player." Goldson has spent five seasons in the NFL, all with the 49ers. This past season, he recorded 67 tackles and also had six interceptions. If Goldson signs his tender, he would receive roughly $6.2 million next season.

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