The Redskins reportedly are shopping tight end Fred Davis. If they are, Fred Davis says it’s not happening because he asked for it.
“I didn’t request anything,” Davis told LaVar Arrington and Chad Dukes of 106.7 The Fan in D.C.
The talk of a possible trade surfaced a say after the Redskins put Davis on the inactive list for the game against the Bears.
“I mean, I thought everything was going the right way,” Davis said. “I thought everything was pretty good preseason and heading into the season, and other than that, I guess they just feel they had a better option in Jordan [Reed] and Logan [Paulsen] playing, and I wish I could help the team any way I could. I know for sure I know I can whenever I get an opportunity, but it just hasn’t been the case these few games I haven’t been playing.”
Davis was asked if he prefers at this point to be released.
“I mean, at the end of the day, man, to be honest with you, I don’t really prefer that, I just want to be able to play,” Davis said. “That’s what I prefer. I prefer to be playing. Like LaVar said, there’s plays out there that I know that I can make, too, so I feel like with assets like that, I feel I want to help my team out in any kind of way. I don’t want to be released and I don’t want to be cut. I don’t want any of that. But like I said, right now I’m a Redskin, I’m playing, but if I don’t get a chance to, and they feel there’s a better opportunity for me somewhere else to play, and a team that needs me or something, needs my ability and I go out there and make plays, then that’s what I need to do.”
Davis hasn’t had a ball thrown in his direction since Week Two, and he’s been inactive the past two weeks.
It’s unknown whether anyone has interest in trading for Davis and the balance of his $1 million salary. If he’s not traded by next Tuesday and thereafter released, he’ll be subject to waivers.