Report: Redskins want to trade Fred Davis

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Updated: October 22, 2013
Fred Davis

Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk is reporting that the Washington Redskins are trying to trade TE Fred Davis.

Davis, who signed a one-year contract to stay with the team in 2013, has been inactive twice this season, including last Sunday, and it isn’t clear injuries were the cause either time. Davis has lost his starting job to rookie TE Jordan Reed, a third round pick from Florida. Reed has 26 catches on only 30 targets for 298 yards [11.5], 16 first downs and 2 TD. Davis has only three catches for 25 yards in 2013.

Davis was the team’s leading receiver in 2012 until suffering a ruptured Achilles Tendon in October during a loss to the NY Giants. The best season of his career — 2011 — was cut short when he was suspended for the final four games for repeated violations of the NFL’s substance abuse rules. He has a base salary of $1 million this year.

It is unclear who would want Davis and what the Redskins could get for him. Possible destinations include Green Bay — where they have recently lost TE Jermichael Finley for an undetermined amount of time — and New England, where they are just getting TE Rob Gronkowski back and QB Tom Brady has had trouble clicking with his young and new receiving corps.

The NFL trade deadline is seven days away.