by Chuck Carroll

LANDOVER, Md. (CBSDC) — The decision to deactivate tight end Fred Davis against the Chicago Bears boiled down to special teams.

Had the tight end been more of contributor on Keith Burns’ struggling unit, perhaps things would have been different.

“It’s always tough to deactivate someone, especially when you know they are a good football player,” Mike Shanahan said. “Since Fred doesn’t help us a lot on special teams, we thought we’d go with a guy on special teams.”

Second year safety Trenton Robinson filled the game day roster spot typically occupied by the aging Davis.

Earlier in the day the veteran told Mike Jones of the Washington Post he felt find and the decision was not injury related.

Jordan Reed continued to prove he is viable threat, setting is a Redskins team record for single-game receiving yards by a rookie tight end.


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