One of quarterback Kirk Cousins’s three touchdown passes for the Washington Redskins in last Sunday’s loss at Atlanta went to an unlikely source. Tight end Fred Davis caught a 23-yard touchdown pass from Cousins for only his sixth catch of the season and his first touchdown.
“It was just a play-action play,” Davis said after the game. “I got open. It was wide open and Kirk just hit me.”
Davis has gotten back into the playing-time mix for the Redskins with rookie tight end Jordan Reed sidelined for the past four games since suffering a concussion during a Nov. 17 game at Philadelphia. Davis has three catches in the past three games. Prior to that, he hadn’t had a catch since Sept. 15. He was on the inactive list for five straight games prior to Reed being sidelined.
“It was just fun to get out there, something I know I should have [had] an opportunity to do all year,” Davis said Sunday. “But it still was fun.”
Davis’s touchdown catch Sunday was his first since Nov. 27, 2011.
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