The Washington Redskins used their franchise tag on tight end Fred Davis Friday according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
Davis was set to become an unrestricted free agent on March 13, but Washington prevented that by using the franchise tag on the four-year veteran.
The tag gives the Redskins the right to keep Davis by matching any offer from another team. If it is the exclusive franchise tag, he will not be able to negotiate with other teams. If it is the non-exclusive tag, which is far more common, the Redskins would receive two first-round picks from his new team if they allowed him to leave.