Fred Davis facing 6-game suspension for failed marijuana test, per report

Kevin C. Cox

Fred Davis is back in hot water just as he is about to hit free agency.

Fred Davis is facing a six-game suspension for a failed marijuana test, a league source told Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com. Davis is an impending free agent after an injury-riddled and ineffective 2013 season with the Washington Redskins.

Davis has been suspended for a failed drug test before. He sat out the first four games of the 2011 season before going on to record a career-best 59 receptions for 796 yards. In 2012, he was placed under the Redskins' franchise tag, but tore his Achilles' tendon after just seven games. This past season, Davis was effectively benched in favor of Logan Paulsen.

With a suspension apparently forthcoming, it seems unlikely that the Redskins will re-sign Davis before he hits the market in March. Davis may struggle to find any suitors, given his injury history, precipitous drop in production and off-field problems.

Then again, Davis isn't that far removed from being a productive tight end. The former second-round pick is still relatively young at 28 years old. He could bounce back in due time. If he does, he probably won't be in Washington.

More from SB Nation NFL

SB Nation's complete coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII

Stephen White: The Seahawks and the value of hustle | Denver's lessons

Richard Sherman on his controversial interview, being called a "thug"

Super Bowl picks from SB Nation's experts | Uffsides: A totally unbiased preview

The sordid end of David Meggett: From All-Pro to prison

Senior Bowl 2014 | Measurements released | Game preview

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.