Redskins TE Fred Davis is unlikely to receive a multi-year extension before the July 16 deadline, Rich Tandler of Comcast SportsNet Washington writes Tuesday.
The fear of another suspension could be behind the Redskins' cautious approach to committing to Davis on a long-term basis. The 26-year-old says those drug issues are behind him, but the proof will be in the pudding. He can further ease those fears with a monster season on the field.
But Davis isn't helping his agent's case by making headlines for acting as his own lawyer in an ongoing civil suit with a local club promoter.
Davis was on pace for 79-1061-4 before serving a four-game suspension for a failed drug test. With those numbers, he would have finished as the TE4 in 2011. He's a nice value in the 6th/7th rounds, though he does carry some risk due to his off-field antics.