Report: Redskins want to deal Fred Davis

Report: Redskins want to deal Fred Davis
October 21, 2013, 5:15 pm
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A six-year veteran with the Redskins, it appears Fred Davis' time in Washington could be coming to a close. 

Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reported that the Skins are looking to trade Davis. 

In 2012, Davis played under a franchise tag, and prior to this season the tight end signed a one-year deal with Washington. Any trade offer for Davis would be minimized because he will be an unrestricted free agent after the season.

What's more for the Redskins, rookie tight end Jordan Reed looked like a future star in a 45-41 win over the Chicago Bears. Reed grabbed nine catches for 134 yards and a touchdown against Chicago while Davis landed on the inactive list.

Davis has now been inactive twice this season, once with an injury, and his stat line has suffered. In four games, Davis has three catches for 25 yards. 

For most of his career in Washington, Davis has battled injuries and mishaps. Beginning his rookie season when he overslept at minicamp, mistakes seemed to have followed Davis. 

In 2011, Davis was playing the best football of his pro career, but he was suspended for the final four games of the season after failing a drug test. In 2012, an Achilles injury cost Davis most of the season.