Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis admitted to reporters today that he routinely falls asleep during team meetings.
“I've never slept through a whole meeting, but I've nodded off,'' Davis said. “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.''
And Davis, whose role has diminished to being deactivated for the past two games, had hoped to be traded.
“Definitely,” Davis said. “If I was on another team, you'd see what I can do.”
Davis has just three receptions for 25 yards this season with rookie Jordan Reed replacing him in the starting lineup.
“It's frustrating not to be out there because I know there are plays I could make,'' Davis said. “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.''
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan met with Davis today.
“I just shared some of my thoughts with Fred and let him know that I expected him to practice at a certain level and have his mind ready to play,'' Shanahan said. “We had a good conversation and he practiced well today.''
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.