Redskins tight end Fred Davis is facing the second drug-related suspension of his NFL career.
Citing an unnamed league source, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported via Twitter that Davis, who will become a free agent in March, faces a six-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
Davis was suspended the last four games of the 2011 season for a substance abuse violation.
However, that did not prevent the Redskins from giving him the franchise tag to keep him from entering the free agent market in 2012. His season was off to a slow start and it ended early when he tore his Achilles tendon against the Giants in Week 7.
He was a free agent last year and the Redskins signed him to a one-year contract. He spent much of the season on the inactive list, in part because of the emergence of rookie tight end Jordan Reed and in part because he found his way into Mike Shanahan’s doghouse. Davis admitted to “dozing off” during meetings and there also was word that the coaches are not happy with his work habits during practice.