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Fred Davis regrets excessive touchdown celebration

(Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

NASHVILLE – Tight end Fred Davis said he will do a better job of putting more thought into his celebration dances the next time he gets into the end zone.

Davis, playing in his first game since Week 7 of the 2012 campaign, caught a three-yard touchdown pass from Kirk Cousins in the back of the end zone Thursday night.

Immediately after catching the ball, Davis did an odd celebration move, where he began shaking and fell out on the grass and shook some more, almost appearing to tase himself.

But, it actually wasn’t a self-tase move, Davis said.

“I don’t even know. It was spontaneous. I don’t know what I was doing, actually,” he said. “I’ve got to put more thought into it. I cost my team a penalty, so it wasn’t a good celebration.”

The move drew a 15-yard penalty for excessive celebration. The Titans took advantage of the situation by setting themselves up with a short field after Darius Reynaud returned the ball to his team’s 42-yard line. On the next play, Chris Johnson scored on a 58-yard field goal touchdown run.

Davis said he regretted the move.

“I just spazzed out…. It was dumb,” said Davis, who had two catches for 14 yards Thursday. “I cost my team a penalty and for them to get the ball [in such good position]. I’m definitely going to come up with a better plan next time.”

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.



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