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Fred Davis denies missing meetings last week

Fred Davis has yet to work his way back into his coaches' good graces. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post) Fred Davis has yet to work his way back into his coaches’ good graces. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis said that he didn’t miss any meetings last week, and said that he didn’t view his limited activity in Monday night’s game against the San Francisco 49ers as a disciplinary move.

Davis on Monday dressed for a game for the first time in six weeks and played 10 snaps. He wasn’t targeted on any passes, and the bulk of his action came on the final Redskins possession of the game.

NBC Washington reported the same night that Davis had missed meetings in the week leading up to the game. Redskins coach Mike Shanahan declined to confirm or deny the report, but said that if there had been an issue, he would have dealt with it privately.

Davis denied the report, saying, ““No. That’s not true. And that’s not the reason why,” he didn’t play much. “I never blew off any meetings.”

Davis admitted that he had been a couple minutes late for a meeting last week, but he said he entered the game expecting to only play a handful of snaps despite that rookie Jordan Reed missed the game with a concussion.

“It wasn’t really like getting plays, it was really just to help out and stuff,” Davis said. “It sucks, but eventually, you can only do what you can control. When you get an opportunity like last week, you do your best … Try to help the team win.”

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:

● Robert Griffin III defends his father’s visit to the locker room, and Jordan Reed practices.

● The Redskins practice at 11:40 a.m. on Wednesday and 10:25 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning.

More from The Post:

Jenkins: Bench Griffin for his own sake | Bog: Brooks agrees | Gruden: Play Cousins

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As season comes apart, Redskins acknowledge that no jobs are safe

Shanahan: Everyone’s accountable | Be patient with Griffin as pocket passer

Wise: Shanahan isn’t the problem here; it’s the roster

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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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