ASHBURN, Va. (CBSDC) — With the emergence of rookie tight end Jordan Reed as a viable threat, the Washington Redskins are actively trying to trade Fred Davis, according to multiple reports.
Davis was inactive for Sunday’s win over the Chicago Bears. In his place, the Redskins used recently signed Trenton Robinson to shore up special teams.
“We put another guy out for special teams who we thought was going to give us the best chance to win,” head coach Mike Shanahan said Sunday when asked about the decision to deactivate Davis.
“Since Fred doesn’t help us a lot on special teams, we thought we’d go with a guy on special teams,” Shanahan said.
On Monday, Shanahan elaborated a bit more.
“Jordan’s getting the opportunity to play a lot more because of what he’s done during the week,” he said. “Sometimes when a guy gets hurt and then a guy gets an opportunity to play, he takes advantage of it.”
Davis signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the Redskins in March.
The trade rumors were first reported by Pro Football Talk.