Report: Trent Williams & Fred Davis to receive four game suspensions

From a report by Jim Trotter of Sports Illustrated:

As part of a settlement agreement between the NFL Players Association and the NFL, Redskins tight end Fred Davis and offensive tackle Trent Williams have received four-game suspensions for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, multiple league sources said.

The suspensions didn’t start with Sunday’s game against the visiting Jets because the players had yet to receive written notification from the league, a source said.

Losing both of these guys will significantly cripple this offense for the remainder of the season, considering you could argue that Davis and Williams are two of the most important players on the Redskins offense. Especially with Santana Moss missing a large portion of time after breaking a bone in his hand, Davis has been the Redskins biggest and most dangerous receiving threat. Heading into his third year – usually the year many receivers have their breakout seasons – Davis has finally lived up to the billing of his second round selection.

Regarding Williams, the offensive line has played significantly better since he returned after straining his MCL, and he’s easily the most talented and reliable offensive lineman the team has.

The Redskins have four games remaining this year after the game against the Jets, so Davis’ and Williams’ efforts against the Jets today will likely be their last action for the 2011 season. It almost seems fitting, given the disappointing year the Redskins have had to date.


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One Response to “Report: Trent Williams & Fred Davis to receive four game suspensions”

  1. 007 says:

    O.K. the MATT BARKLEY sweeps is on.