Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis and left tackle Trent Williams are set to play for the first time since Dec. 4 in Thursday's preseason opener after they were suspended for the final four games of 2011 for failing multiple drug tests.
Asked if he's eager to face the Buffalo Bills, Williams chuckled and said, ''More than you know, man. I get tired of blocking the same people every day.''
Davis and Williams get tested two or three times a week and meet weekly with a counselor. If either tests positive this season, he'll be suspended for a year.
''They both know if they slip up, not only are they killing themselves, they're really hurting our football team,'' coach Mike Shanahan said. ''They made a commitment to work out extremely hard (during the offseason) and I'm really proud of the way they've handled themselves.''
Davis was having a career year with 59 catches and 796 yards before being suspended. ...