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Redskins TE Fred Davis admits to sleeping in team meetings

By Ryan Wilson | CBSSports.com


Fred Davis says he's never slept through an entire meeting, 'but I've nodded off.' (USATSI)
Fred Davis gets points for honesty. The Redskins tight end admitted Wednesday that he's been known to get a little shut-eye during team meetings.

"I've never slept through a whole meeting, but I've nodded off,'' Davis said after practice, according to USAToday.com's Jim Corbett. "I mean everyone nods off. It's dark in there. You nod off. You wake up -- go get something to drink and go back. I've done that.''

Add it to the ever-growing list of reasons why the team wanted to trade him.

Turns out, the feeling was mutual. Davis was hoping for a fresh start too.

“I thought [a trade] might [be a] possibility,” he said, via the Washington Times. “But when I really thought about it, because next year I'll be a free agent anyway and for someone to give up a draft pick for a guy to be a free agent next year, I don't think that would make sense. ...

"It's frustrating not to be out there because I know there are plays I could make,'' Davis continued. "I just want to play. I like it here. I was drafted here. But at the same time, I want to play. If I can't play here, then, I'd rather play somewhere else.''

The Redskins selected Davis in the second round of the 2008 draft. That year the team used its two other second-round picks on wide receivers Devin Thomas and Malcolm Kelly. Thomas lasted two and a half seasons in Washington (40 receptions, 445 yards, 3 TDs) and Kelly appeared in just 10 games over two seasons (28 receptions, 365 yards, 0 TDs).

Davis, meanwhile, was one of the league's best tight ends in 2011 (he ranked sixth, according to Football Outsiders), and was off to a strong start last season before he was sidelined with an Achilles injury. Now, with the emergence of rookie Jordan Reed, Davis has become an afterthought.

“I feel like I can block and catch the ball,” Davis said. “I am surprised that we're both not out there. But like I said, I think that's the way they want to go with it."

Wherever Davis ends up next season, he'll probably be well rested. So there's that.

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