In 2012 the Redskins had several receivers with over 500 receptions, Fred Davis was not among them. In the 2011 season Davis emerged as one of the team’s top targets and was expected to continue to be one of the leaders in receptions and touchdowns. That was not the case in 2012 as he injured his Achilles in New York in mid-October.
Now amidst his recovery he does not expect the team to retain him via the franchise tag. According to the Washington Post:
Mike Jones of the Washington Post points to the fact general manager Bruce Allen said the team wanted to wait “until later in the spring” to gauge the health of tight end Fred Davis, meaning the next two weeks won’t likely be the right time to commit around $6.5 million to a guy coming off a torn Achilles.
Competition is expected to be intense as Logan Paulsen and Niles Paul have tried to establish themselves as fixtures. The Redskins should also be expected to check out free agents as well.