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Redskins still interested in dealing Fred Davis as trade deadline nears

Fred Davis, left, runs a pass route against Phillip Thomas during training camp. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

The Washington Redskins remain interested in trading tight end Fred Davis as Tuesday’s league-wide trade deadline approaches, according to a person familiar with the team’s planning.

“They want to trade” Davis, the person said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the issue publicly.

It was not clear if the Redskins would be able to work out a deal involving Davis, said another person with knowledge of the matter, who called it “a fluid situation” but declined to speculate what the outcome will be.

A person familiar with the team’s planning said last week that the Redskins were trying to trade Davis. But it has not been clear how much interest, if any, Davis is drawing from other teams and what, if anything, the Redskins could get in return for him.

Davis has only three catches this season and has been on the inactive list for each of the Redskins’ past two games while rookie tight end Jordan Reed has emerged as one of the top targets for quarterback Robert Griffin III. Davis said in a radio interview last week that he was not seeking a trade.

Have a Redskins question? E-mail Mike Jones at with the subject line “Mailbag question” for him to answer it in The Mailbag on Tuesdays.

What’s ahead:

● Mike Jones’s mailbag mid-day on Tuesday.

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Mark Maske covers the NFL for The Washington Post.



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Mark Maske · October 28, 2013