Redskins Have Reached Out To Fred Davis About A Long-Term Deal, According To Report

Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis is a player that frustrated Redskins' fans last season. Despite having his best season, yards and receptions-wise, he was popped with a season-ending four-game suspension after failing a drug test. After signing the one-year tender for $5.4 million, folks have been wondering if a long-term deal is in the works.

While Rich Tandler of CSNWashington.com has said that it would be unlikely that he would get a long-term deal to replace Davis' current one-year deal, a source close to the situation, according to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio says that the Redskins have reached out to Davis about a long-term deal.

If the Redskins are going to do a deal with Davis, it would have to be signed by July 16.

Per the CBA, nothing can happen after July 16, the deadline for signing franchise players to long-term deals. Thus, the source says at this point that it's more likely than not that Davis will play 2012 under the franchise tender.

The Redskins will most likely want to give make a deal with Davis at their price. Given that another failed drug test for him would cost him a full season under suspension.

For more on this story and all things Washington Redskins football, please stay tuned to SB Nation DC and be sure to head over to Hogs Haven, SB Nation's Redskins blog. For all the latest news and notes from around the league, visit SB Nation's NFL hub.

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