Fred Davis suspended indefinitely by NFL

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Redskins tight end Fred Davis, who is set to become a free agent next month, has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL for violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy, a league spokesperson said Thursday. The suspension begins immediately.

Davis released a statement that said, in part: “For over two years, I’ve worked very hard to eliminate marijuana from my life, and I have not had a positive test for it since 2011. Unfortunately, a couple of months ago I took a supplement that contained a banned substance. I now know that supplements are not regulated by the FDA and may contained banned substances”

Davis failed multiple drug tests in 2011 for marijuana and was suspended for four games, stunting his growth into one of the more athletic and productive tight ends in the league. In 2012, he suffered a torn achilles tendon, which caused his value to plummet in free agency after the 2012 season. The Redskins re-signed him to an inexpensive, one year deal before the 2013 season, but Davis only caught seven passes this past season and was replaced as a starter by rookie third-round pick Jordan Reed.

Even if the suspension happens to be overturned, it is still very likely that Davis will not be back with the Redskins next season.

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  4. Ghost of Sammy Baugh says:

    Time for another roster stab in the dark.

    S [5]

    BACARRI RAMBO
    PHILLIP THOMAS
    BRANDON MERIWEATHER
    FA REED DOUGHTY
    DION BAILEY – FS USC [Fourth round pick for KIRK COUSINS]

    CB [5]

    DAVID AMERSON
    DeANGELO HALL
    CHASE MINNEFIELD
    FA AQIB TALIB
    FA E. J. BIGGERS

    LB [8]

    OLB RYAN KERRIGAN
    OLB FA BRIAN ORAKPO
    OLB FA DARRYL TAPP
    OLB BRANDON JENKINS
    ILB FA PERRY RILEY Jr.
    ILB KEENAN ROBINSON
    ILB WILL COMPTON
    ILB YAWIN SMALLWOOD – CONN [pick 66]

    DL [7]

    DE STEPHEN BOWEN
    DE JARVIS JENKINS
    DE DOUG WORTHINGTON
    DE JAMES GAYLE – VA.TECH [pick 98]
    DE/NT FA CHRIS BAKER
    DE/NT BARRY COFIELD
    DE/DT KEDRICK GOLSTON

    Kicking team [3]

    NICK SUNDBERG
    KAI FORBATH
    PAT O’CONNELL – MIAMI [pick 7th round]

    QB [3]

    ROBERT GRIFFIN III
    REX GROSSMAN
    FA SHAUN HILL

    RB [4]

    RB ALFRED MORRIS
    RB ROY HELU Jr.
    TYLER GAFFNEY – RB STANFORD [pick 162]
    FB DARREL YOUNG

    TE [4]

    JORDAN REED
    LOGAN PAULSON
    FA DENNIS PITTA
    NILES PAUL

    WR [5]

    PIERRE GARCON
    FA ANQUAN BOLDEN
    LEONARD HANKERSON
    ALDRICK ROBINSON
    ALLEN ROBINSON – PENN STATE [pick 34]

    OL [8]

    LT TRENT WILLIAMS
    FA RT AUSTIN HOWARD
    LT/RT TOM COMPTON
    RT/G JOEL BITONIO – NEVADA [pick 130]
    LG KORY LICHTENSTEIGER
    RG CHRIS CHESTER
    RG ADAM GETTIS
    C WIL MONTGOMERY