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Redskins are aggressively shopping Fred Davis

File photo of Davis turning to run after a catch against the New York Jets during the first half of their NFL football game in Landover Reuters

With the trade deadline less than a day away, the Redskins are trying hard to make a deal.

Per a league source, Washington hopes to trade tight end Fred Davis.

The 2012 franchise-tag recipient tore an Achilles tendon last season.  He returned under a one-year, $1 million contract, and the Redskins have phased him out of their plans, given the performances of Jordan Reed and Logan Paulsen.

The Redskins, according to the source, are aggressively shopping Davis.  If a deal can’t be worked out, there’s a chance Davis will be cut.

If he’s cut after the trade deadline, Davis will be subject to waivers.

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51 Responses to “Redskins are aggressively shopping Fred Davis”
  1. bennyb82 says: Oct 28, 2013 8:28 PM

    He has a red tag and a percentage sign next to his number.

  2. justintuckrule says: Oct 28, 2013 8:29 PM

    If you cut him, he’ll be a Giant before you can say boo. We have two December games with Washington so he’ll help us on that front. Plus, Myers blows.

  3. socalskinsfan21 says: Oct 28, 2013 8:30 PM

    for what? peanut brittle?

  4. thesmartest1 says: Oct 28, 2013 8:30 PM

    With Reed emerging he’s worth no more than a 6th. They’ll cut him.

  5. thestrategyexpert says: Oct 28, 2013 8:31 PM

    I’d rather have a cheap Tony Scheffler right off the street. And that’s coming from a guy that complained every single day that he was on the Lions roster.

  6. bmoreravens1012013 says: Oct 28, 2013 8:33 PM

    The ravens should get him for a 4th rounder….

  7. cwk22 says: Oct 28, 2013 8:33 PM

    Can’t wait to see what the delusional logicalvoices has to say. Probably that this is part of the master plan to get to the Super Bowl this year.

  8. johnnyjagfan says: Oct 28, 2013 8:35 PM

    Someone without a TE should offer a conditional pick. This guy can play

  9. gbfanforever says: Oct 28, 2013 8:40 PM

    Isn’t he a vested veteran? He’s a free agent if he’s released.

  10. mmmulligan says: Oct 28, 2013 8:41 PM

    Come to the Jets, Cumberland may be out next week and Winslow is suspended.

  11. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Oct 28, 2013 8:42 PM

    The ravens should get him for a 4th rounder….

    4th rounder? The ‘Skins say SOLD!

  12. noodlecbs says: Oct 28, 2013 8:42 PM

    They should trade him for a knee brace, for their gimp QBs other knee LOLogical

  13. godblessfootball says: Oct 28, 2013 8:45 PM

    I remember when many people thought Davis was the next Chris Cooley. My how things have changed.

  14. kev86 says: Oct 28, 2013 8:45 PM

    Davis must go go go. Come on down to Snyders. All negotiable.

  15. shaggytoodle says: Oct 28, 2013 8:51 PM

    With GB getting a comp pick im assuming for Jennings going to Minn. and Finleys career in questions If they can get him for a 4th or 5th rounder and feel he can fit the system Even if its just “renting” him for the year

  16. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 28, 2013 8:52 PM

    GOOGLE: Fred Davis Assault Video

  17. blackqbwhiterb says: Oct 28, 2013 8:53 PM

    Fred Davis really can be a very good player, but this kid Reed has been playing like an emerging star. If healthy, Davis will serve somebody very well.

  18. cbblitz21 says: Oct 28, 2013 8:55 PM

    I wouldn’t hate to see GB sign him. Immediate upgrade and who knows what Finley’s future holds.

  19. bst3975 says: Oct 28, 2013 8:56 PM

    The usual progression – from “not really interested, but might be willing to trade if price is right” to “listening to offers” to “aggressively shopping.”

    Next stop: cut from roster.

  20. commonsensedude says: Oct 28, 2013 9:01 PM

    “And if you act now, Skins fans are prepared to throw in Kyle Shanahan to serve as your Offensive Coordinator (or Assistant Offensive Coordinator or Assistant To The Offensive Coordinator).

    This is a limited time offer so hurry, hurry, hurry. Interested franchises can call 1-800-PANIC-TIME!”

  21. raynman49 says: Oct 28, 2013 9:02 PM

    Gee, the Giants could use him… and 4 offensive-lineman, 2 running backs, 2 corner backs, 3 defensive linemen, an offensive coordinator, a defensive coordinator and a GM. Super Bowl, here we come!

  22. beerbudsnbevo says: Oct 28, 2013 9:03 PM

    Wow, no Logical comments on how the Skins are going to win this year’s, and the next decade of Super Bowls….

    RGIII is not a pocket passer. A crappy Denver secondary proved it.

  23. steelersaregodsteam says: Oct 28, 2013 9:03 PM

    The Steelers grow their players from within. We don’t trade for trash.

  24. steelersaregodsteam says: Oct 28, 2013 9:04 PM

    Furthmore, we are proud of our six rings.

  25. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 28, 2013 9:06 PM

    So… how much is a low character woman assaulter with 25 total yards who makes close to the league minimum worth?!?

  26. thegonz13 says: Oct 28, 2013 9:07 PM

    Davis is on rollback!

  27. jets13 says: Oct 28, 2013 9:08 PM

    Jets should offer a 7th, condition of 6th if he plays in every game………..Geno needs a little more help, he looks good some weeks, bad others, but he has hardly anything to throw too…

  28. thestrategyexpert says: Oct 28, 2013 9:11 PM

    I seriously am laughing at the Redskins right now for posturing with an attempt to trade him. But I’d laugh about 10x harder if somebody actually gives up material and the cash.

  29. mrbigg513 says: Oct 28, 2013 9:12 PM

    Oakland give Pryor a decent tight end

  30. bmore55 says: Oct 28, 2013 9:13 PM

    Ravens don’t need him Clark is getting more comfortable with the offense every week and Pitta will be back in a couple weeks they need a center and that’s it

  31. patricesw says: Oct 28, 2013 9:14 PM

    Funny how things work..b4 injury & suspension we were wondering if we could fit him under the cap..a draft later may not not even b on the team..wow

  32. jingham2 says: Oct 28, 2013 9:15 PM

    No thanks.

  33. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 28, 2013 9:16 PM

    The steelers have “grown” into weak, soft, poor drafting losers.

  34. stephenolszewski says: Oct 28, 2013 9:18 PM

    Wouldn’t mind the Browns going after him to pair next to Jordan Cameron, but they don’t even throw to Cameron so what’s the point. This seems like a trade the Patriots would pursue to get Brady a weapon on the cheap. They take gambles like this and Davis would be good to pair up with Gronk.

  35. gsomatt says: Oct 28, 2013 9:22 PM

    Trade him for near nothing so they can control who he goes to.

  36. darthraven887 says: Oct 28, 2013 9:23 PM

    Patriots possibly?

  37. sfsugator says: Oct 28, 2013 9:28 PM

    He was a stud at southern cal and still is the colts should give up a 5th or 6th rounder for him since all we got is fleener

  38. tinbender2000 says: Oct 28, 2013 9:33 PM

    steelersaregodsteam says: Oct 28, 2013 9:03 PM

    The Steelers grow their players from within. We don’t trade for trash.

    I can believe that. If trash can grow anywhere it’s Pittsburgh

  39. db105 says: Oct 28, 2013 9:42 PM

    Another USC high draft pick that’s an NFL bust.

  40. ttommytom says: Oct 28, 2013 9:46 PM

    LogicalVoice got under the skins of 2000 people( no pun intended). That is his 15 minutes of fame. Better him than me as that would suck.

    He is occasionally entertaining, that is for sure.

  41. bennyb82 says: Oct 28, 2013 9:48 PM

    Yeahgsomatt says:
    Oct 28, 2013 9:22 PM
    Trade him for near nothing so they can control who he goes to., wouldn’t want him playing the skins later and ruining their path to the superbowl…

  42. titansbro says: Oct 28, 2013 10:31 PM

    Titans could use another TE but I wouldn’t give up more than a 6th.

  43. channer81 says: Oct 28, 2013 10:56 PM

    We won’t get anything for him. Phasing and cutting him out of our plans will prove to be a mistake. He’ll get picked up immediately, the only good thing besides Orakpo that came out of the Zorn era.

  44. dansnyder says: Oct 28, 2013 10:57 PM

    “db105 says:
    Oct 28, 2013 9:42 PM
    Another USC high draft pick that’s an NFL bust.”

    You realize last season he tore his ACL and was the leading receiver on the Redskins when it happened.

    The year prior he had just about 800 yards receiving in 12 games. He was suspended the final 4 for smoking pot but he was on pace for over 1000 yards as a TE. If that’s a bust then you have lofty expectations. He was also a mid second round pick, its not like he was a 1st rounder.

    Davis’s issues from all I can see are he doesn’t have the natural finding the soft spot in a zone and helping the qb ala Jason Witten trait. He’s more of a matchup guy. Hes got good speed for his size and hes very hard to bring down.

    He’s been phased out because of Jordan Reed who is both athletic and possesses the trait he lacks. It’s not because he doesnt care about football or because hes a bad player, its because the Redskins feel they have a better option and Davis is in a contract year and they would rather get some value for him before he’s released.

  45. scbaby2013 says: Oct 28, 2013 11:30 PM

    @db 105, The USC Trojans stand tall above the field when it comes to sending its players to the first round of the NFL Draft(Ivan Pierre Aguirre-USA TODAY Sports).

    Fred Davis is a good player just needs to go to another team that can use him. Plus other schools produce crapper players than USC. Fight on Trojans!!!

  46. wethog66 says: Oct 29, 2013 12:08 AM

    Sleepy Davis’s tenure with the Skins might be at an end? Say it isn’t so…

    When Sleepy does leave DC it will mark the end of that fabulous 2008 draft by the brilliant Vinny Cerrato. Where in the 2nd round Uncle Vinny drafted Devin Thomas, Sleepy Davis and Malcolm Kelly and passed on such players as Jordy Nelson, Eddie Royal, Matt Forte, DeSean Jackson, Calais Campbell, Ray Rice and Jamaal Charles. And some supposed Skins fans want to run Shanahan out of town. lol

    Anyway, thanks for the effort, Sleepy. And don’t forget your alarm clock on your way out of DC.

  47. patricesw says: Oct 29, 2013 6:23 AM

    Correction:dansnyder it was a torn Achilles. .everything else your dead on

  48. watermelon1 says: Oct 29, 2013 6:58 AM

    Here’s where Ravens make a lowball offer. They need a tight end. Redskins need to get rid of Fred apparently. Seems likely.

  49. jimmyt says: Oct 29, 2013 6:58 AM

    Shanahan wake up and realize he traded away all of his draft picks for RG3 and out?

  50. babyteal1 says: Oct 29, 2013 7:26 AM

    You dont cut him if they dont find a trade partner you idiots…the money is already spent. Use him for the remainder of the year and let him walk.

  51. tiger2471 says: Oct 29, 2013 2:27 PM

    I think it’s pretty stupid if the Redskins cut or trade Davis, hell we don’t have enough weapons as it is! Obviously Shannahan is running this team but he isn’t doing a good enough job, the play calling sucks and now you want to get rid of a good tight end with speed, instead of trying to emulate what the Patriots were able to do with their 2 tight ends?! How much sense does that make?

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