CBS - Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis has been suspended indefinitely for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy, the league announced on Wednesday. Davis will be suspended without pay and the suspension will be begin immediately. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported in January that Davis had failed a marijuana test and would be subject to the a six-game suspension. Although the NFL announced that Davis’ suspension is ‘indefinite,’ when all is said and done, it could turn out to be six games as La Canfora originally reported. This is the second time Davis has been suspended in his six-year career. The 28-year-old tight end was also suspended for the final four games for the 2011 season. That suspension was also for failing a marijuana test. The suspension likely won’t affect the Redskins too much. Davis is set to become a free agent on March 11 and the indefinitely suspension isn’t something that’s likely to help his prospects of finding a new team. In 2013, Davis battled an ankle injury for most of the season and was inactive for six games. Davis didn’t factor into the Redskins offense at all in the 10 games he did play, catching only seven passes on the season for 70 yards.
And that’s that. Felt like I had to blog it even though he’s about to become a free agent and had a very small chance of returning to the Skins. At the end of the day, Davis was a talented tight end who couldn’t stop smoking weed and being an idiot. Guys who cover the Redskins are always saying he was just immature, didn’t really want to give 100% ever, and was generally disliked by the coaching staff. So yea. So long, Fred Davis.
The Redskins 2008 draft:
Devin Thomas – 2nd round, 34th pick
Fred Davis – 2nd round, 48th pick
Malcolm Kelly – 2nd round, 51st pick
Chad Rinehart – 3rd round, 96th pick
Justin Tryon – 4th round, 124th pick
Durant Brooks – 6th round, 168th pick
Kareem Moore – 6th round, 180th pick
Colt Brennan – 6th round, 186th pick
Rob Jackson – 7th round, 242nd pick
Chris Horton – 7th round, 249th pick
Redskins fans know how laughable that is. Not Redskins fans can take a quick glance and understand our pain. For the record, Durant Brooks was a punter. Pretty sure Chris Horton is somehow the best pick of them all. That’s just plain and simple terrific scouting, right? (Kill me.)