Bogus Martellus Bennett tweets certainly caused a stir this morning.
John Keim of the Washington Examiner reports that the “Redskins have told others they expect to re-sign (Fred) Davis.” The club placed the franchise tag on Davis a year ago but elected not to use that designation on him for 2013.
If the Redskins do not strike a deal, Davis will be an unrestricted free agent on Tuesday. There might not be a robust market for Davis because of a series of issues Keim outlines, foremost the torn Achilles tendon Davis suffered in October. They are not easy injuries to bounce back from.
Davis also has a past that includes a drug suspension and a bizarre case in which Davis served as his own attorney in court. So, there would be issues for a new team to wade through when considering paying Davis. It might just be a situation where his value is highest in Washington, even if it’s not quite what the player was hoping it would be.
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This story originally appeared on Nationalfootballpost.com
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