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Mike Shanahan: RB Tristan Davis elects to retire

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Redskins running back Tristan Davis has decided to retire, coach Mike Shanahan said Tuesday, according to the club’s official Twitter feed.

“Tristan Davis came to my office early this morning and said that his heart wasn’t into playing football anymore, and so he retired,” Shanahan said Tuesday, according to Mike Jones of The Washington Post. “Unless he changes his mind, that’s where he’s at.”

The 27-year-old Davis had stints with Washington, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Miami and Detroit. Davis, who played collegiately at Auburn, entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Lions in 2009.

Washington has been granted a roster exemption for Davis. The roster exemption was noted in the NFL’s Tuesday transactions.

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19 Responses to “Mike Shanahan: RB Tristan Davis elects to retire”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: Jul 30, 2013 7:09 PM

    Hail to the Redskins!
    Hail Victory!
    Braves on the Warpath!
    Fight for old D.C.!
    Run or pass and score — we want a lot more!
    Beat ‘em, Swamp ‘em,
    Touchdown! — Let the points soar!
    Fight on, fight on ‘Til you have won
    Sons of Wash-ing-ton. Rah!, Rah!, Rah!
    Hail to the Redskins!
    Hail Victory!
    Fight for old D.C.!

  2. logicalvoicesays says: Jul 30, 2013 7:11 PM

    Only MEN can wear the historic REDSKINS uniform. #WeedouttheWEAK

  3. aaroncurryisbust says: Jul 30, 2013 7:11 PM

    And nothing of value was lost.

  4. seanb20124 says: Jul 30, 2013 7:20 PM

    I’m guessing he had no chance to make the squad

  5. pooflingingmonkey says: Jul 30, 2013 7:20 PM

    I’d quit too if I had to play for Mike Shanahan.

  6. patriots123456 says: Jul 30, 2013 7:31 PM

    Hey, they got RCL2 they don’t need anyone else.

  7. justintuckrule says: Jul 30, 2013 7:35 PM

    Hell with the Redtails!
    Hell with Victory!
    Braves who won the division!
    First, this century!
    Too bad our Favre-texting savior,
    Tore his ACL – tore, tore!
    Back to the cellar we go,
    Watching the G-Men collect rings,
    Scrubs of Wash-ing-ton. Whaa!, Whaa!, Whaa!
    Hell with the Redtails!
    Hell with Victory!

  8. redskinsroost says: Jul 30, 2013 8:05 PM

    Dear Justintuckrule,

    Luckily for you, the Pope agreed yesterday not
    to judge you.

  9. justintuckrule says: Jul 30, 2013 8:11 PM

    redskinsroost says:
    Jul 30, 2013 8:05 PM
    Dear Justintuckrule,

    Luckily for you, the Pope agreed yesterday not
    to judge you.
    —–
    Finally…an original and witty comment from a Redskins’ fan. You sir just earned yourself a thumbs up from me. Kudos.

  10. getyourownname says: Jul 30, 2013 8:15 PM

    “Fight for old D.C.!”

    Or, more accurately, “Fight for old Landover, Maryland”

  11. redskinsroost says: Jul 30, 2013 8:33 PM

    And you Sir, the same. I appreciate your sense of humor.

  12. joedskins1959 says: Jul 30, 2013 9:50 PM

    I live in S. C. and go to a Redskin Bar for Skins games. We play HTTR on the juke box after every score and we sing it loud and proud!!! The place was electric after beating the Ravens in O. T. I love how it annoys the non Redskin fans when we sing. Just good fun. HTTR!!!

  13. geniusesq says: Jul 30, 2013 10:12 PM

    Many aspire. Few are chosen.

    HAIL TO THE REDSKINS

  14. gloryfromheaven says: Jul 30, 2013 10:17 PM

    At least he’s not like Glen Coffee where he played for only one year and earned $1 million bucks, then goes broke and signs up for the military…

  15. gassiusclay says: Jul 31, 2013 3:52 AM

    Who?

  16. bryco9 says: Jul 31, 2013 1:10 PM

    I remember this kid trying out for my team a few years back, not bad, decent burst through the line. Still, just not enough talent to warrant a roster spot.

    Besides he’d have never seen the field come game day playing behind the future Hall of famer, single season record holding, all time rushing leader, ruler supreme of all that is football, the one, the only Adrian Peterson.

  17. thirdistheworrd says: Jul 31, 2013 1:33 PM

    gassiusclay says: Jul 31, 2013 3:52 AM

    Who?
    ____________
    “tristANN, she’s kind of my runningback, dad, you’ve met her.”
    “I have?”
    “That’s her retiring right over there.”
    Her?”

  18. thirdistheworrd says: Jul 31, 2013 1:34 PM

    bryco9 says: Jul 31, 2013 1:10 PM

    I remember this kid trying out for my team a few years back, not bad, decent burst through the line. Still, just not enough talent to warrant a roster spot.

    Besides he’d have never seen the field come game day playing behind the future Hall of famer, single season record holding, all time rushing leader, ruler supreme of all that is football, the one, the only Adrian Peterson.
    ____________________
    Forced that in much?

  19. goindy2006 says: Aug 3, 2013 11:15 AM

    You know it takes a man to walk in to someone’s office and say I’m done. He was helping himself and the team with being honest now and not hurting the team or himself by going at it half heartily. I have a lot more respect doing this then just hanging around collecting a pay check. Just my thought’s.

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