WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – The NFL’s 4 p.m. trade deadline came and went and it appears tight end Fred Davis is still a member of the Washington Redskins.
106.7 The Fan’s Grant Paulsen attributes the team not moving Davis, who’s been inactive for three of the Redskins’ seven games this season, to a lack of a market, paired with a fundamental need to keep him due to potential injury concerns with other the tight ends on the roster.
“As of now, you keep him on your roster unless you get blown away with a deal, and he’s deactivated until you need him again,” Paulsen told Lavar and Dukes at 3 p.m. on Tuesday. “But why would a team give you anything more than a late-round pick for Davis, who was suspended in 2011, was hurt in 2012, and right now is a healthy scratch in 2013.”
Jordan Reed, who’s taken over the bulk of the targets that would typically go to Davis, has yet to prove he can make it through an NFL season healthy, and has already suffered a hip injury this season.
“If you lose him, you can get some of what Reed provides if Fred Davis is on the field,” Paulsen said. “You’re not gonna get a Reed like productivity from Logan Paulsen, who’s a very different type of player, while one that they like, not the same guy.”
“Logan Paulsen right now is playing through knee pain,” he pointed out.
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