Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 11/19/14

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 11: Fred Davis #86 of Washington Redskins is tackled by Jon Beason #52 of the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on October 11, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
With the NFL combine complete and free agency brewing, the Washington Redskins have decided to look within Redskins’ Park. Some of the big moves have been with their current players. The team announced today that they will use their franchise tag on free agent tight end Fred Davis. Basically a “Franchise Tag” is when a team elects to keep a player that is about to become an unrestricted free agent. Usually, this player is either one of the team’s top players or a player they can build around. This move allows the Redskins to retain Davis’s rights during free agency. On a high note, Fred Davis is coming off a career best last season in which he caught 59 passes for 796 yards and three touchdowns. The 796 receiving yards were the fourth-most in a season by a tight end in Redskins history. On a low note, Davis was suspended for the final four games of last season due to violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. “Fred made a mistake,” Shanahan said. “I do feel very good about Fred as a person. I liked the way he worked. I like his attitude. I like his development over the [two years]. [...]
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