Found March 04, 2012 on The Penalty Flag:
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]. [...]

Redskins franchise Fred Davis, Chris Cooley & LaRon Landry left out in the cold?

WASHINGTON, March 3- Yesterday, the Redskins made a decision in their often debated franchise scenario and placed the tag on TE Fred Davis. Since the end of last season, it has been a game of Davis vs. safety LaRon Landry and apparently Davis won out. In the 2011 campaign, Davis emerged as a potential superstar in the Skins passing game hauling in 59 passes for 796 yards and three...

Which star reciever will the Redskins pursue in free agency?

If the Washington Redskins are bent on giving up a lot of draft picks in order to secure the services of Robert Griffin III, they certainly are going to need a good receiver to go with him. This leads to the question as to exactly what big name free agent wide receiver would the team like to go after. Santana Moss is becoming an aged veteran and Jabar Gaffney did prove to be somewhat...

Redskins place franchise tag on Fred Davis

According to Mike Jones of the Washington Post, the Redskins will use their franchise tag on tight end Fred Davis. Under the franchise tag, Davis will make just over $5 million for the 2012 season. Davis had a break out season in 2011 when fellow tight end Chris Cooley went down for the season.  But he ended up missing the final four games of the season after testing positive for...

Redskins put franchise tag on TE Fred Davis

The Washington Redskins have placed their franchise tag on tight end Fred Davis, who was suspended by the NFL for the last four games of last season for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Despite missing a quarter of the season, Davis was second on the Redskins with 59 catches and 796 yards receiving, both career highs. In four NFL seasons since being drafted out...

Gregg Williams scandal vindicates Daniel Snyder's decision not to name him Redskins head coach

Daniel Snyder has yet to be asked about Gregg Williams and the bounty for hits scandal that is rocking the New Orleans Saints. Comments by Redskins alumni  about a bonus system in place duringWilliams' time in Washington had led the NFL to cast an eye on the Redskins as well as the Saints. Snyder bypassed Williams as Joe Gibbs successor in 2008, citing the "disrespect...

NFL to investigate the Redskins’ involvement in bounty program

According to Mike Jones of the Washington Post, the NFL will now turn their attention to the Washington Redskins and their possible involvement in former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams’ bounty program. Williams coached for the Redskins from 2004-2007. The NFL plans on investigating the Redskins because of the accusations of their involvement in the situation so they can determine...

Reports: Williams pushed more bounties

The NFL will investigate allegations that the Redskins operated a bounty program that paid players big bonuses for jarring hits when Gregg Williams coached the team's defense between the 2004 and 2007 seasons, the Washington Post reported, citing a league source. In addition, a former Bills player said Williams promoted cash bonuses for delivering hits that seriously injured...

after career year, tight end gets redskins' franchise-player tag

ASHBURN | The Washington Redskins have placed their franchise-player tag on tight end Fred Davis. The four-year veteran was set to become an unrestricted free agent March 13, but Washington prevented that by using the franchise tag. He will receive a guaranteed salary of just more than $5 million. The tag gives the Redskins the right to keep Davis by matching any offer from another...

Ravens RB Rice, Redskins TE Davis receive franchise tags

Baltimore Ravens star running back Ray Rice and Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis were among players to be tagged Friday. Atlanta Falcons cornerback Brent Grimes also received the franchise tag. On Thursday, the Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson was hit with the franchise tag, which guarantees a player to be paid among the top five at his position or at a...
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