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Redskins TE Fred Davis Tears Achilles, Out for Season


RGIII’s day at the Medowlands just got a lot more interesting. Late in the first quarter, the Redskins had to cart off tight end Fred Davis and have announced that he has an Achilles injury that will keep him out of not only the rest of the game, but the rest of the season. Washington has announced that Fred Davis has torn his Achilles tendon and will miss the remainder of the 2012 season.

Not only did the Redskins see what they thought was a touchdown negated by a Davis penalty, but Davis was injured on the play and limped off the field to the sidelines. He was then examined and carted to the Washington locker room to see the full extent of the damage done. It appears that the full extent is an Achilles tendon tear that will keep Davis out for the rest of the season.

An interesting footnote to this, the Redskins were very quick and accurate with the diagnosis of Davis’ injury after getting slapped with a fine for not fully disclosing a concussion suffered by RGIII back in Week 5. Unlike that situation, Davis is going to be lost for the season where RGIII was able to come back the following week.

Davis has struggled this year, but it’s never a good feeling when your rookie quarterback loses a target. Alfred Morris has controlled the offense and the deep ball has been the passing game for Washington, but short yardage passing just got a lot more complicated for RGIII. Niles Paul passed up both Davis and now ex-Redskins tight end Chris Cooley on the preseason when it came to production, and he’s been seeing serious work all season long.

Paul and Logan Paulsen will be tasked with filling in for Davis while he sits out.

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