Fred Davis had been creating a good rapport with quarterback Robert Griffin III since Week 3, catching 20 balls for 273 yards and averaging 13.9 yards per catch. Although Davis didn’t have any touchdowns, Griffin could almost always count on him for his quick slant and in-routes that defenses had not been able to stop this season.
The Washington Redskins franchise-tagged Fred Davis last offseason, now leaving a huge question mark at tight end not only for the rest of this season but next season as well.
Redskins fans learned last year from LaRon Landry that Achilles’ tendon injuries can be tricky and can hamper a player even with a full offseason of rest.
However, that is something they will have to deal with next year. They still have to fill the roster spot that Fred Davis will vacate.
The market for tight ends is not deep, but they could also look through 31 other teams' practice squads for help. In the meantime, here are some options they should consider.