Fred Davis warms up before the Redskins’ win over Buffalo Aug. 9. (John McDonnell/THE WASHINGTON POST)

Davis hadn’t been targeted in the first two preseason outings. Instead, the Redskins gave converted tight end Niles Paul the bulk of the playmaking opportunities at the position.

Davis had said he understood the reason for his inactivity, but that he was struggling to be patient.

He finally got his chances Saturday. On his longest gain, Davis made a catch, broke a tackle and picked up 11 yards.

‘’It felt good to get the ball, have people trying to tackle you for real. It makes a difference,’’ Davis said. ‘’Being involved in a whole drive, I got to work on my route running, some blocking. Made some plays. I feel good.’’

Davis won’t play in the preseason finale Wednesday against Tampa Bay. His next game action comes Sept. 9 at New Orleans.

‘’We’ve got a bit of a wait. But it’ll fly by and will be here before we know it,’’ Davis said.

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