With Jordan Reed sidelined by a concussion, the Redskins were expected to use tight end Fred Davis in a good-sized role against the 49ers on Monday night.
That didn’t happen. Davis played a handful of snaps, most of them coming when the game was out of reach in the final minutes and a report from NBC Washington during the game indicated Davis had missed team meetings during the week. Coach Mike Shanahan was asked about that report on Tuesday and wouldn’t say whether or not Davis had been disciplined by the team.
“I don’t go through what we do with discipline with players, but if someone does miss a meeting, if someone’s late, we have fines, we have possible suspensions,” Shanahan said, via the Washington Post. “If I feel a guy is not doing what he needs to do to help our football team win, any time we do have a discipline, and we do have some pretty strong disciplines — missing meetings, being late — because everyone is accountable, and everyone’s time is very valuable. So, if I did have something like that, I would address it individually.”
If Davis did skip meetings altogether, it’s a step up from his previous admission about nodding off during meetings but it would fit with his stated desire to ply his trade elsewhere now that Reed has pushed him down the depth chart. Davis will get that chance in 2014 because, missed meetings or not, his time in Washington is coming to an end.