Redskins opted for non-exclusive franchise tag on Fred Davis

When the Washington Redskins placed the franchise tag on tight end Fred Davis last Friday, the team elected to go with the “non-exclusive” tag.

That means that any team wishing to sign the four-year veteran would have to give Washington two first-round draft picks as compensation.


The Redskins opted to place a non-exclusive franchise tag on Fred Davis, above. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The Redskins had the option of placing an “exclusive” franchise tag on Davis, and that would have prevented any teams from pursuing the tight end.

But according to the NFL, of the 21 players that received franchise tags by Monday’s deadline, only New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees received the exclusive franchise tag.

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.

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