Weekend Sports Shorts

Here is your weekend sporting news for the weekend of Easter 2013.

The Redskins have re-signed tight end Fred Davis.
Davis (6-4, 247) was originally selected by the Redskins in the second round (48th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. He has played in 62 career games with 40 starts in five NFL seasons. For his career, he has compiled 155 receptions, 1,973 receiving yards and 12 receiving touchdowns, all with Washington.  Last season, Davis started Washington’s first seven games before being placed on the Reserve/Injured list. At the time of his injury, Davis had amassed 24 receptions for 325 yards, both team highs through seven weeks.
Davis, 27, played collegiately at Southern California from 2004-07, finishing his career with 117 receptions for 1,408 yards and 13 touchdowns in 48 games. As a senior in 2007, he became the first Trojan in school history to win the Mackey Award, given annually to the nation’s top tight end.

Fred should be very greatful that he will be able to continue his career in Washington, and should proceed with the necessary caution that will enable him remain on the team (and pass unscheduled NFL testing).

The Redskins have also re-signed Sav Rocca and have signed line backer Darryl Tapp.

Tapp (6-1, 270) was originally selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the second round (63rd overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft. He has appeared in 103 games with 35 starts in seven NFL seasons, amassing 24 sacks, 18 passes defensed, nine fumbles forced, eight fumbles recovered and two interceptions, including one returned for touchdown during his rookie season in 2006. Tapp spent his first four seasons (2006-09) with the Seahawks before joining the Philadelphia Eagles via trade on March 16, 2010. Coaches have credited Tapp with 288 career tackles (209 solo), including registering 34 tackles (15 solo) in 13 games played as a defensive end with the Eagles last season.

[Also at Redskins Park] Players to host www.RedskinsKidsClub.com members in training and drills session April 6th at the indoor training facility.

DC Area Athletes To Participate in 2013 White House Easter Egg Roll
The list includes the entire list of athletes scheduled to participate in this Monday's WH Easter Egg Roll with many DC athletes included.

Athletes participating in the Eggtivity Zone include: Katrina Adams (US Tennis Association) Lorenzo Alexander (Arizona Cardinals) - he's still a Redskin to us; Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards) Anquan Boldin (Baltimore Ravens) Lauren Crandall (US Field Hockey) Jill Craybas (US Tennis Association) Victor Cruz (New York Giants) Dwayne De Rosario (DC United) Rachel Dawson (US Field Hockey) Ajai Dhadwal (US Field Hockey) Derrick Dockery (Dallas Cowboys) Ray Gaddis (Philadelphia Union) (Philadelphia Union) Nene Hilario (Washington Wizards) William Holt (US Field Hockey) Liezel Huber (US Tennis Association) Doc Jacobs (VETSports) Denis Kudla (US Tennis Association) Kari Miller (US Sitting Volleyball) Brett Keisel (Pittsburgh Steelers) Jennifer Kessy (US Volleyball) Maya Moore (Minnesota Lynx) Lewis Neal (DC United) (Washington Wizards) John Orozco (US Gymnastics) Danica Patrick (NASCAR) Adrian Peterson (Minnesota Vikings) Clark Rachfal (US Para Cycling) Antwaan Randle-El (Pittsburgh Steelers) April Ross (US Volleyball) Marcelo Saragosa (DC United) Etan Thomas (Atlanta Hawks) Brian Vahaly (US Tennis Association) Robert Vartughian (Philadelphia Union) John Wall (Washington Wizards) Lindsay Whalen (Minnesota Lynx) Candice Wiggins (Minnesota Lynx)Shaenon Williams (Philadelphia Union).

The year's event will feature live music, sports courts, cooking stations, storytelling and, of course, Easter egg rolling. The entire Easter Egg Roll event, including all of the headliner music acts and Storytime Stage readers, will be broadcast live on www.whitehouse.gov/eastereggroll.

Here We Go Again

Lamont Peterson can't seem to catch a break.  After defeating Amir Khan in DC in 2011, Peterson was
charged with failing a drug test. All accounts later revealed the opposite was true.

This time around reports indicate that Peterson failed another DT, yet again.

His camp wants to set the record straight - this time around as well.

Contrary to earlier erroneous media reports, Lamont Peterson did not fail a post-fight drug test following his successful IBF Junior Welterweight World Championship defense against Kendall Holt on Friday, February 22 in Washington, DC. In fact, Peterson tested negative for all banned substances on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Full Menu as well as human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and luteinizing hormone (LH).
"We are very pleased that there has been clarification that Lamont Peterson did not test positive for any banned substances as reported inaccurately earlier today," said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions.

"Today's incident exemplifies the importance of accurate fact checking prior to reporting news. Golden Boy Promotions looks forward to Lamont Peterson's next fight and furthering his career."

There you have it, your DC UrbanSports Sports Shorts.