Sunday, October 20, 2013
TE Fred Davis among inactives
By John Keim
LANDOVER, Md. -- Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis is inactive for Sunday’s game at Chicago, likely as much a coaching decision as an injury one. However, there has been a sense that Davis hasn’t fully recovered from his sprained ankle earlier this season.
Davis, the starter until earlier this season, has been replaced by rookie Jordan Reed as the main pass-catching threat and is not as good a blocker as Logan Paulsen. Therefore, Davis is the third tight end -- and he’s not a key special teams player. That’s why Niles Paul remains active. Davis' attention to detail hasn't always pleased the coaches and they have other tight ends they view as better -- and better workers.