Report: Redskins likely to tag Fred Davis

The Washington Redskins are likely to use their franchise tag on tight end Fred Davis.

Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports that only a long-term agreement between now and the deadline Monday will prevent the team from placing the tag on Davis, who has supplanted Chris Cooley as the top tight end on the roster.

Davis caught 59 passes for 796 yards with three touchdowns last season before he was suspended for the final four games for violation of the NFL’s policy on anabolic steroids and related substances.

There had been some speculation safety LaRon Landry could be a candidate for the tag but he was not healthy last season and Jones reports that is not an option at this point.

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