It appears that Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis has been given the franchise tag according to reports.
#NFL Sources tell ESPN 980that the #Redskins have officially extended the franchise tag to TE Fred Davis.... fb.me/Oq1A4VZz— ESPN 980 (@ESPNRadio980) March 2, 2012
The designation of Davis now give the Redskins an inside track to resign the tight end. If the Redskins allow Davis to sign somewhere else, they will receive two first-round draft picks as compensation from whatever team signs him. This does also raise the question of whether or not the Redskins will re-sign safety LaRon Landry. Although the Redskins have a lot of cap space to play with, they may not re-sign Landry because of his injury concerns.
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