Fred Davis | TE | Washington Redskins
Posted: 11/26/2013 11:38pm et
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said Tuesday, Nov. 26, that he does not discuss discipline concerning a player. However, a report from NBC Washington surfaced that TE Fred Davis missed team meetings during the week leading up to the Week 12 game against the San Francisco 49ers on Monday, Nov. 25. Davis played sparingly, on the field for the final drive. He was not targeted once. TE Logan Paulsen was the team's top tight end, with TE Niles Paul playing a hybrid fullback/tight end role with FB Darrel Young (hamstring) inactive.
Huddle Up: Any way you slice it, it's been a lost season for Davis, who has all of 3 catches for 25 yards and none since Week 2. The TE has been a healthy scratch in many games, and there's obviously some serious friction between the TE and the Shanahan regime. A change of scenery is in order, and that could come to fruition with both Davis and the coaching staff come the offseason.
Posted: 10/22/2013 11:52pm et
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins TE Fred Davis said in a radio interview Tuesday, Oct. 22, that he hasn't asked for a trade, but indicated he would not necessarily mind one either if it gave him a better chance to receive playing time. 'At the end of day, I look at it as I'm a Redskin right now until I hear differently,' Davis said. 'I want to help my team any way I can until then.'
Huddle Up: With only 3 catches for 25 yards in 4 games this season, Davis has rapidly fallen out of favor in D.C. and tumbled far off the fantasy map -- not coincidentally corresponding with the rise of Jordan Reed -- and it's hard to envision the situation changing, barring an injury to Reed.
Posted: 10/2/2013 12:44am et
Washington Redskins TE Fred Davis (ankle) did not play a lot in Week 4 because he is still dealing with ankle soreness. Davis did not practice leading up to the team's Week 4 game.
Huddle Up: Davis, who appeared on more than a few preseason sleeper lists, has 3 receptions for 25 yards in 2 games so far while dealing with the troublesome ankle. Amd with Jordan Reed and Logan Paulsen now having stepped up in his stead, Davis is going to find it hard to regain his fantasy footing.
Posted: 9/27/2013 10:31am et
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins TE Fred Davis said his injured ankle is still sore. Davis has been limited during practice the last two days.
Huddle Up: Davis has yet to do much of anything this season, while Jordan Reed and Logan Paulsen handle tight end duties for the Redskins. With Davis still hobbled, that situation seems unlikely to change.
Posted: 9/26/2013 10:55pm et
Washington Redskins TE Fred Davis (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 26.
Huddle Up: Davis, who's still experiencing soreness and was limited for the second straight practice after missing the Week 3 contest, has been a fantasy non-factor so far with only 3 catches for 25 yards. In the meantime, TEs Jordan Reed (13-106-1) and Logan Paulsen (6-64) have stepped up their games in D.C., leaving Davis in catch-up mode.
Posted: 9/23/2013 9:19am et
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins TE Fred Davis tested his sprained ankle before the Week 3 game against the Detroit Lions, but he moved gingerly even when walking and was declared inactive.
Huddle Up: Between Davis' injury issues and the play of Jordan Reed, Fred has fallen to the back burner of both the Redskins' passing game pecking order and the tight end fantasy rankings.
Posted: 9/18/2013 10:03am et
Washington Redskins TE Fred Davis was benched in Week 2 because of several missed assignments. TE Jordan Reed entered the game and caught a touchdown pass. Reed played 29 snaps, which was the most of all the tight ends.
Huddle Up: Davis has not exactly picked up where he left off prior to suffering an Achilles' tendon injury last season; Reed has outplayed and outperformed him, and right now appears to be the better fantasy play as well.
Posted: 7/31/2013 10:34am et
Washington Redskins TE Fred Davis has flashed great speed and burned safeties on two separate impressive catches in camp. He said he feels great and has no soreness.
Huddle Up: Davis is working his way back from an Achilles' tendon injury that prematurely ended his 2012 season. That he looks to be close to game speed is encouraging, as Davis is a dynamic target for Robert Griffin III and could be the second-best pass catcher on the Washington roster.
Posted: 7/26/2013 6:13pm et
Washington Redskins TE Fred Davis said he expects to be limited during training camp after returning from a torn Achilles' last season. "Since we have five tight ends, I think a lot of people are going to get a lot of reps," Davis said. "But at the same time, I think I'm going to get a lot of the first-team reps. I think the object will be for me to definitely ease myself back in but still play hard." Davis said he feels 100 percent healthy.
Huddle Up: Davis is a known commodity, and it's not like Robert Griffin III is going to be taking a lot of preseason snaps either. It may take the tandem a little time to shake the rust once the season starts, but Davis is still the best tight end option on the Washington roster and a viable fantasy helper once he gets healthy.
Posted: 6/7/2013 12:13am et
Washington Redskins TE Fred Davis (Achilles') will not participate in the team's mandatory minicamp as a precaution. "He might be able to go next week, but I'm going to keep him away even if he wants to go," Shanahan said. "I like what I see on a day-to-day basis. You can see the explosion. I just don't want him to push against anybody right now. I just don't want to take that chance when he has an extra month-and-a-half recovery time. And so we won't push it. But if we were playing next week, I think he might be able to go."
Huddle Up: There's no urgent need for Davis to be on the field in June, giving him a little extra recovery time. In the meantime, the fantasy prognosis is brightening for the TE, who was limited to 7 games, 24 catches, 325 yards and no TDs last fall.
Posted: 5/24/2013 3:45pm et
Washington Redskins TE Fred Davis said he hopes to be able to participate in the team's mandatory minicamp in June. He said he definitely will be ready for training camp if he does not take part in the minicamp. Davis has been taking part in individual drills as well as running routes and catching passes on a side field during organized team activities.
Huddle Up: Davis is working his way back from an Achilles' tendon injury. The Redskins know what he can do and have no reason to rush him back, but having him back on the field in June would make both Mike Shanahan and Davis' potential fantasy owners feel pretty good about his 2013 prospects.
Posted: 5/24/2013 10:54am et
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said TE Fred Davis is about 90 percent recovered from his Achilles' tendon injury and that he expects Davis to sit out until training camp.
Huddle Up: Davis should be able to walk right back into his starting role, and more importantly to his job as Robert Griffin III's security blanket in the passing game. It would be nice to see him on the field before committing a fantasy roster spot to him, but the upside is most definitely there.
Posted: 3/29/2013 11:59am et
The Washington Redskins have re-signed free-agent TE Fred Davis to a one-year deal. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Buffalo Bills offered Davis a two-year deal before he re-signed with the Redskins.
Huddle Up: Davis missed half of last season after suffering an Achilles' tendon injury, but he is expected back on the field by June. By signing the one-year deal he's banking on a full recovery and better numbers that would lead to a bigger contract in 2014.
Posted: 3/28/2013 11:05pm et
The Buffalo Bills have made a contract offer to free-agent TE Fred Davis, who also has received an offer from his old team, the Washington Redskins but has cancelled a scheduled visit with the New York Jets. Davis (Achilles' tear) reportedly is 4.5 months into his injury rehab, and is already running on a treadmill. Davis said he will be way ahead of schedule in his return.
Huddle Up: Both teams are in need of TE help, but Davis might find the QB situation more favorable in D.C., even with RGIII coming off a knee injury.
Posted: 3/24/2013 11:45pm et
Updating a previous report, free-agent TE Fred Davis (Redskins) has a visit scheduled Wednesday, March 27, with the Buffalo Bills. He reportedly had dinner with team officials Saturday, March 23, according to a league source. The preference by Davis is to remain with the Washington Redskins, but he is open to other options.
Huddle Up: The Jets also are reportedly interested in Davis, who was limited to 24 catches in 7 games due to an Achillies' injury last season.
Posted: 3/20/2013 1:56pm et
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said Wednesday, March 20, the team is hoping to re-sign free-agent TE Fred Davis and are talking with his agent regularly.
Huddle Up: Most of the big free-agent money has been spent, and with Davis coming off a season-ending injury the team that knows him best and was able to track the early stages of his rehab first-hand may be most willing to take a chance on giving him a bigger contract. Davis was a good fantasy fit for the Washington offense last year, so his return to the Redskins would be good for all involved fantasy-wise as well.
Posted: 3/17/2013 3:08pm et
The Cleveland Browns are concerned about free-agent TE Fred Davis' Achilles' tendon injury he suffered during the 2012 season. They have expressed interest in Davis but their level of interest is not known.
Huddle Up: Most of the Browns' free-agent signings -- Paul Kruger, Desmond Bryant, Quentin Groves -- have been focused on the defensive side of the ball, but they could definitely use an upgrade at TE. Davis could still be an option if push comes to shove and another team extends an offer.
Posted: 3/6/2013 12:00am et
Washington Redskins impending free-agent TE Fred Davis said he would love to return to the team, but understands it's a business. "I definitely want to be here," Davis said. "I want to be here. It's a business. You gotta be prepared for anything."
Huddle Up: The Skins are tight against the cap, and retaining Davis might be tricky, but some creative financing -- and maybe a bit of a hometown discount on Davis' part -- could get it done.
Posted: 2/26/2013 10:27pm et
Washington Redskins TE Fred Davis (Achilles') was cleared to play by Dr. Robert Anderson Tuesday, Feb. 26. Anderson said Davis is healing well and will be back at full strength for organized team activities.
Huddle Up: Davis' injury limited him to 7 games and 24 catches in 2012 -- a tough timing break as he is an unrestricted free agent this offseason. Davis, however, is in his prime at age 27 and has shown he can be productive when healthy (759 receiving yards in 2011; 6 TD catches in 2009).
Posted: 2/20/2013 3:27pm et
Washington Redskins impending free-agent TE Fred Davis is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a ruptured Achilles' tendon, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Good news for Davis, who needs to get healthy enough to demonstrate to teams--the Redskins or others--that he's worthy of a hefty free-agent contract. And good news for fantasy owners, as a healthy Davis tends to be a productive Davis.
Posted: 2/18/2013 6:44pm et
The Washington Redskins do not appear likely to use the franchise tag on any of their impending free agents, including TE Fred Davis. General manager Bruce Allen indicated that a decision on Davis wouldn't be made until the team can get a better feel for his recovery later in the spring. The team, however, would not rule out the possibility of franchising Davis.
Huddle Up: Tough to commit a big chunk of money to a guy coming off an Achilles' injury. However, once Davis hits the open market there may be a team willing to spend on his potential, so it's a bit of a sticky wicket for the Redskins.
Posted: 2/13/2013 11:24pm et
Teams that are interested in signing Washington Redskins impending free-agent TE Fred Davis could offer him a multiyear deal despite his injury-shortened 2012 campaign, according to a league source. However, to protect themselves, teams could structure the deals they offer Davis in a way that would lessen the payout in the event of an unsuccessful return from injury.
Huddle Up: Davis is a tempting option, but he's also coming off a significant Achilles' tendon injury that will prompt any bidding teams to attempt to insure themselves with whatever contract they offer. Ultimately Davis' best bet may be returning to the Redskins, who have been able to monitor his rehab up to this point.
Posted: 1/31/2013 12:05am et
The Washington Redskins are expected to try to re-sign impending free-agent TE Fred Davis this offseason. The team could try to sign him to a multi-year deal or place the franchise tag on him.
Huddle Up: Davis' 2012 season ended early due to an Achilles' tendon injury. If healthy--and re-signed--he'll provide RG3 with a nice middle-of-the-field option in the passing game.