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Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Shanahan won't confirm report on Davis

By John Keim

ASHBURN, Va. -- It was going to be a chance to remind everyone what he could do. Instead, Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis played only 10 snaps and his lack of time only led to more questions.

NBC4 in Washington reported Monday night that Davis had missed team meetings, which is why his playing time was reduced. Davis was playing for the first time since Oct. 13, having been inactive for the past five games. He was not targeted with a pass in Monday's 27-6 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan would not confirm that missed meetings were the reason Davis played so little. But he didn't deny it either.

"I don't go through what we do with discipline with players," Shanahan said. "But if somebody does miss a meeting or somebody is late, we've got fines, we've got possible suspensions if I feel a guy is not doing what he needs to do to help our team win. Any type of discipline we do have is because everybody is accountable and everybody's time is valuable. If I did have something like that with Fred I would address him individually."

Later in his news conference, Shanahan went further when asked if he was disappointed in how Davis handled the week, given the opportunity. Rookie tight end Jordan Reed was inactive because of a concussion. Shanahan said Reed was feeling better Monday (as was fullback Darrel Young, who missed the game with a hamstring injury).

"One thing we want is people [who are] accountable," Shanahan said. "And the people that aren't accountable, they don't last very long."