The Patriots cut tight end Fred Davis on Friday, according to profootballtalk.com. Davis signed with the Patriots last month, but previously spent his first seven seasons with the Redskins. Davis missed all of the 2014 season due to a suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
The Patriots have reached an agreement with free-agent tight end Fred Davis, days after the former Redskin was re-instated by the NFL after being suspended for the 2014 for violating the league's substance abuse policy, per ESPN.com. Davis, who signed a one-year deal with New England, will join a team with a crowded tight end situation, led by All-Pro Rob Gronkowski. Davis caught a career-high 59 passes for 796 yards in 2011 but has struggled with injury and league violations since then.
Former Redskins tight end Fred Davis was reinstated by the NFL on Thursday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, and he is eligible to sign with any team. Davis was suspended by the league in February 2014 for violating the team's substance abuse policy, the second time he was suspended by the NFL. The day after his suspension, Davis was arrested for driving while intoxicated in Virginia. In his last action in the NFL, Davis had seven receptions for 70 yards in 2013.
Redskins tight end Fred Davis is already in hot water following a violation of the league's substance abuse policy, and now he finds himself into trouble with the law, according to the Washington Post. According to the report, Davis was stopped and charged with a DUI Thursday afternoon, though no other details are known about his arrest. Davis fell out of favor with the Redskins last season, and is coming up on free-agency already facing an indefinite suspension as a part of his violation.
Redskins tight end Fred Davis issued a statement explaining why the NFL on Wednesday suspended him indefinitely for a substance abuse violation. "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," said the statement, obtained by ESPN's Adam Caplan. "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 contain banned substances. The NFL Policy is strict, and not knowing that a supplement might contain a banned substance doesn't excuse a violation of the policy." Davis, who's entering free agency, said he'll stay in football shape and apply for reinstatement in the fall.
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