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Former Redskins TE Fred Davis Signs 1-Year Deal with the New England Patriots

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Sleepy has found a new bed

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Fred Davis was reinstated by the NFL last week following an indefinite suspension for violating the NFL Substances of Abuse policy.  Now he has a new home with the New England Patriots, signing a 1-year deal which could be his last chance to prove it in the league.  Davis is 29, and never started a full 16 games during a season for the Redskins.  His career has been marred by injuries, suspensions, and inconsistent play.  His best season came in 2011 when he started the most games(12), had the most receptions(59), and the most receiving yards(796) of his career.  Even though Davis was suspended, along with LT Trent Williams, for the final 4 games of the season, the Redskins placed the franchise tag on Davis for the 2012 season.  Davis tore his Achilles in Week 7, ending his season.  He was brought back the following season on a 1 year deal.

The legend of Fred "Sleepy" Davis in Washington will always be one of disappointment, and wasted talent.  Davis had red flags coming out of college, but the Redskins took a chance on him.  Davis has been plagued by stories of his lack of motivation, sleeping habits, his bottle throwing skills in the clubs, his rap career and numerous other stories about his life off the field.