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Redskins honor Davis despite drugs suspension

Friday - 8/24/2012, 6:42pm  ET

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Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis catches a pass during an NFL football training camp practice at Redskins Park, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 in Ashburn, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON - The Washington Redskins have honored a tight end who was suspended for failing a drug test as the team's offensive player of the year.

Fred Davis received the award Friday at the team's annual Welcome Home Luncheon. He caught 59 passes for 796 yards and three touchdowns last season but missed the final four games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Davis' honor reflects the tough year the Redskins offense had in 2011. Quarterback Rex Grossman received a couple of boos when he was introduced during the banquet.

The biggest cheers were for the rookie who is replacing Grossman as the starter _ Robert Griffin III.

The defensive player of the year award went to linebacker London Fletcher. Lorenzo Alexander was honored as the top special teams player.


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