Washington Redskins: Fred Davis All But Done

By Ricky Allen
Fred Davis DWI
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The Washington Redskins tight end, Fred Davis, has poured salt into his own wounds.

First it was the indefinite suspension from the NFL for violating its substance abuse policy, again. Now he’s been charged with a DWI.

According to the Associated Press, “Davis, 28, was stopped in Tysons Corner about 4 p.m. Thursday and arrested, Fairfax County Police said…”

But is this new? No. Here’s a guy who was franchised and in 2008 was a second-round pick. This is a player who’s had some good years, his best being 2009 when he was targeted 76 times resulting in 48 catches for more than 500 yards. The other came in 2011 when he was targeted 88 times resulting in 59 catches for more than 700 yards.This guy was a favorite Redskins target. He had the tight end position locked down and has blown it. The Redskins don’t have time for another Albert Haynesworth.

Also read: Washington Redskins Need to Let Fred Davis Go

It’s times like these where you scratch your head and say, “Really?” But considering his record beyond the field, it’s no surprise — just disappointment. I talked about this recently and said that it was time for him to go. Davis did this to himself. His lack of discipline off the field makes his $2.5 million cap hit spent in vain. This is not a series of unfortunate events, but more so a story of a person who just cannot manage his personal life. In a profession, there must be a balance. This is really a non-story. The Redskins know what they need to do with this guy. It’s just a matter of time.

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