Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis was the subject of trade rumors leading up to the NFL trade deadline, but the Redskins didn’t trade him. They had him inactive while they were shopping him, and chose to go with rookie Jordan Reed and Logan Paulsen at TE during that time.
However, since Davis is still on the team and quite frankly is still one of the team’s top receivers, they may as well put the man back to work. The Redskins offense could use more play makers, and maybe the combination of Jordan Reed and Fred Davis in some two tight end sets could work in the skins advantage.
At this point I can’t see what it would hurt. Maybe there is some animosity on the part of Davis as he would have to submit to being a backup. But if Davis wants to attract attention from other teams for his impending free agency this offseason, it may be smart to go out and do what he does best, catch footballs.
Now whether Mike Shanahan wants to go that route is another story. But with the Redskins at 2-5 and needing people to step up on offense, it may be in Shanahan’s best interest to give QB Robert Griffin III another decent target to throw to. I mean lets face it, when Davis is healthy he’s actually pretty good.
If Davis doesn’t want to play ball, then the Redskins may have to cut him if he becomes a disgruntled distraction. But getting cut might place Davis at risk of getting picked up by a team who’s QB situation isn’t as good as the Redskins have with RGIII.