Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis was lost for the season during the second quarter of Sunday's game in New Jersey against the New York Giants. Pro Football Talk is reporting that Davis suffered a torn Achilles Tendon on a play in the end zone where he seemed to suffer very little contact. Davis went down to the turf and started rolling around on the end zone paint as the Redskins tried and failed to score on a second down from the Giants' two yard line.
Davis came into the game as Washington's leading receiver, catching 23 passes for 312 yards [13.6] and no touchdowns. Davis has improved greatly as a blocker this season and seemed poised to take a big step toward being an All Pro.
Davis signed a franchise tender contract before the seeason and will now be an unrestricted free agent going into the offseason.
The Redskin still have Logan Paulsen and Niles Paul, a caonverted wide receiver, at the tight end position. Speculation will immediately center on a possible re-signing of former Redskins tight end Chris Cooley, who was cut in the preseason earlier this year.