TE Fred Davis, Free agent
HT: 6-4, WT: 248, Born: 1-15-1986, College: USC, Drafted: Round 2
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2013 Game Summaries
Week 1 - Davis looked spry as ever coming off an Achilles injury that ended his 2012 season prematurely. He ran quickly and decisively, got full extension when leaping to catch passes, and caught the ball with ease. The veteran tight end, who returned to Washington on a one-year deal. got the fewest looks of any Redskins pass catcher, which felt like deja vu from 2012. Davis lacks the field-stretching ability of some of the NFL's elite tight ends, but he deserved more than the short routes he ran against the Eagles. On the deepest route Davis ran, a crossing route across the middle of the field, Griffin overthrew Davis. While it is far too soon to make judgment calls, Griffin appeared to have a better rapport with rookie tight end Jordan Reed than he did with Davis.
Week 2 - Davis barely factored into the game plan against the Packers, totalling one catch on the first snap of the second half. Even with the Redskins trailing at nearly every stage of the first two games of the season, Griffin still does not look Davis's way much. Davis and Griffin did not hook up much at the beginning of 2012, either, so it remains a possibility that their rapport needs rekindling.
Week 13 - Promoted to the starting lineup out of desperation, Davis did little with the most playing time afforded to him in months. Targeted four times, Davis dropped a crucial third-and-one pass near the goal line on the Redskins' final drive. He was able to bring Washington to the Giants' doorstep on the Redskins' first drive, catching a third-and-seven pass from Robert Griffin III to bring the Redskins to the Giants' two-yard-line. Overall, he was not heavily involved in the Washington game plan and will likely end up elsewhere next season.
Week 15 - Davis blew past the Falcons secondary on a flag route to reel in a perfectly-placed Kirk Cousins pass for a twenty-three yard score late in the first quarter. It was Davis' only reception of the game.
Week 16 - Davis had one catch on a seam route for nine yards. It was his only target of the game. Kirk Cousins was absolutely locked in on wide receiver Pierre Garcon and simply did not spread the ball around in a meaningful fashion.