Fred Davis, Trent Williams Suspended 4 Games for Failed Drug Test
The Washington Redskins' already-rough season is about to get a whole lot tougher, as it is being reported that tight end Fred Davis and offensive lineman Trent Williams will be suspended for four games for failing a drug test.
Jim Trotter of Sports Illustrated just broke the news via his Twitter:
He then followed that up tweeting that the suspension would start next week:
While the 'Skins season seems to be a wash at this point at 4-7 coming into this week and third in the NFC East behind the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys, this is still a huge blow to the team, as they undoubtedly will want to finish off the year strong.
It will hurt the Redskins offense, which has come to rely on Davis, especially with starting tight end Chris Cooley on the injured reserve with a knee injury.
Davis stepped up big into the starting lineup and came into this week with 53 catches for 679 yards and three touchdowns, and was averaging a productive 13.2 yards per catch.
In his second season out of Oklahoma, many around the league feel Williams has the talent to develop into one of the better linemen in the league.
The Redskins will have to battle the rest of the year without them though, which will make an already bad season much worse.
All-in-all, while the Redskins season may not have a lot of hope as far as the playoffs are concerned, the development of these two players, and the young players around them that could benefit from their presence on the field will be stinted.
Moving forward this has to be quite a concerning incident for the organization as well, being that their positive test for marijuana came during the season, and it is apparently at least the third offense under the policy.
It's been a rough stint for the Washington Redskins, and it doesn't look to be getting any better.
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