While most of his teammates scattered across the country, getting some rest and recovery in their home towns during the bye week, tight end Fred Davis decided to remain in the area and continued to report to Redskins Park to receive treatment for various bumps and bruises.
The tight end was happy to learn that quarterback Rex Grossman decided to do the same thing, and the two took advantage of the opportunity to get in some throwing and catching.
“It was just working on things we’re going to put in this week, running the same routes we always run and just working on not losing a step,” Davis said Monday after his team’s first practice following the bye.
Davis started off the season by leading Washington in catches and receiving yards, but in the last two games hasn’t been much of a factor. Davis said the reduction in activity had more to do with the Redskins’ play selection than it did with how defenses are planning for him.
But regardless, he wanted to continue to work and remain keyed in both mentally and physically.
“Just for me, because I’m more of a guy that’s like, bye weeks are good, but when you’re on a mission to win, you want to do as much as you can to help your team,” Davis said. “I figured, stay here, do some extra work. Rex was here, surprisingly, so we just threw it, got some work in together. … I contribute as much as I can whether it’s blocking or catching passes or making blocks for the running back, and if it’s a big catch downfield, I’ll do that too.”