- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 7, 2015

Former Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis was reinstated by the NFL on Thursday, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

Davis was suspended indefinitely in February 2014 for violating the league’s policy on substances of abuse. In July, he turned himself into police after being charged with simple assault and attempted threats to do bodily harm in a domestic violence case. He allegedly confronted an ex-girlfriend at a restaurant and threw dirt from a plant box at her. The charges were dropped in August.

Davis‘ reinstatement was first reported by Pro Football Talk. An unrestricted free agent, he is now free to sign with any team.

Davis, 29, was selected by the Redskins in the second round of the 2008 draft. He spent parts of six seasons in Washington, catching 162 passes for 2,043 yards and 13 touchdowns while navigating a combination of injuries and suspensions along the way.

Davis was suspended for the final four games of the 2011 season after failing a drug test, then missed the second half of 2012 with a torn Achilles tendon. His second suspension, in 2014, occurred after the tight end took a supplement that contained a banned substance, according to a statement released by the NFL Players’ Association at the time. The day after his suspension was announced, Davis was charged with driving while intoxicated in Virginia.


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