by Chuck Carroll

MINNEAPOLIS (CBSDC) — The Washington Redskins have placed Fred Davis on the inactive list for the fourth game in a row. The decision comes as no surprise, but it will prove costly for the veteran tight end.

Davis’ deactivation, his fifth of the season, will result in the 27-year-old missing a $500,000 bonus for the number of games played in his one-year deal with the team, 106.7 The Fan’s Grant Paulsen reports. Davis will earn a $1 million base salary this year in addition to a $1.5 million signing bonus.

Also inactive for the Redskins against the Minnesota Vikings are Rex Grossman, Chris Thompson, Jose Gumbs, Brandon Jenkins, Josh LeRibeus, and Chris Neild.

Leonard Hankerson is expected to take Joshua Morgan’s starting role at wide receiver.

Meanwhile, the Vikings will be without the services of five starters who have been declared inactive.

Tight end Kyle Rudolph, cornerback Chris Cook, tackle Phil Loadholt, safety Jamarca Sanford, and left guard Charlie Johnson will all sit out the nationally televised contest against the Redskins because of various injuries.

Also inactive for the Vikings are nose tackle Fred Evans and running back Matt Asiata.

Earlier Thursday the Vikings signed offensive tackle Kevin Murphy off their practice squad and waived linebacker Audie Cole.


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