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Testing, counseling a regular part of Davis' week

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Testing, counseling a regular part of Davis' week

Fred Davis sounds sincere when he says hes learned his lesson and wont jeopardize his team or career the way he did toward the end of last season.But if he hasnt, the NFL has put into place ways to keep him on the straight and narrow.Davis, who was suspended for the final four games last season for violating the leagues substance abuse policy, said he is subject to drug tests two to three times each week.The 26-year-old tight end also said hes been meeting with a counselor each week since being suspended last December for a drug test he failed during the 2011 season.It does help to talk to somebody, Davis acknowledged.Davis said he and Trent Williams, who was also suspended for the final four games, speak often and offer support for one another.I knew when I made that mistake, me and Trent both knew it was wrong, Davis said. Just talking to each other, knowing never to put our team and jeopardize them like that again, thats the main thing. Talking between each other really helped us.In addition to playing on a one-year contract, Davis has something else that motivates him: knowing that another positive test will result in a yearlong ban from the NFL and potential loss of his livelihood.Thats where personal responsibility enters the equation, he said.I know its a decision and its something Im not going to do again, Davis added. Youve got to talk to yourself about it, at the of the day.

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Report: Redskins sign CB Tharold Simon to futures contract

Report: Redskins sign CB Tharold Simon to futures contract

Looking to add depth to their secondary, the Redskins reportedly signed former Seahawks and Cardinals cornerback Tharold Simon on Monday, according to ESPN’s Field Yates.

Arizona claimed Simon off waivers after the Seahawks released him following the first week of the regular season. He played in nine games for the Cardinals and was inactive for his final two with the team, which then released him in December.

A fifth-round pick for the Seahawks in 2013, Simon was signed to a future/reserve contract, allowing him to compete for a roster spot during training camp and offseason workouts.

He is the 11th player to sign a futures contract with the Redskins.

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Report: Redskins to interview former Raiders defensive coordinator

Report: Redskins to interview former Raiders defensive coordinator

The Redskins have set up another interview with a candidate to fill their vacant defensive coordinator position.

According to the Washington Post, Jason Tarver, the defensive coordinator of the Raiders from 2012-2014, will meet with the organization. The date of the interview is not known.

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Before joining the Raiders, Tarver coached in college for five years before the 49ers hired him as a quality control coach. He worked his way up to become the outside linebackers coach, a position he held from 2005-2010. Scot McCloughan was the GM of the 49ers while Tarver was coaching there.

After a year as a defensive coordinator in the college ranks at Stanford, Tarver was hired as the Raiders’ defensive coordinator. He was a defensive assistant for the 2015 49ers and he was out of football last season.

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The Redskins have announced interviews with former Browns head coach Mike Pettine and ex-Jaguars coach Gus Bradley. It was reported earlier today that they also will meet with Rob Ryan, most recently the Bills’ defensive coordinator.

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