With Fred Davis sidelined for the season after rupturing his left Achilles’ tendon, Coach Mike Shanahan said he’ll tap Logan Paulsen as the team’s No. 1 tight end.
After Davis left Sunday’s game in the first quarter, Paulsen hauled in a career-high four catches for 76 yards. A third-year-pro, Paulsen had never caught more than two passes in a game.
“Logan Paulsen is our No. 1 tight end,” Shanahan said. “He was No. 2 throughout the season. With his blocking ability and what he’s accomplished when he has played, he’s played very well.”
The coach added: “To start, he’ll be the guy.”
Paulsen started the last four games of the 2011 season after Fred Davis was suspended. In those games he caught four passes for 43 yards.
Shanahan also said he was pleased with Chris Cooley, the veteran tight end who rejoined the Redskins on Monday.
“I was pleased with what I saw," Shanahan said. "But it was our second day in practice. You really don’t know a lot until you do through the whole week. He seems like his old self.”