Redskins TE Jordan Reed played 29 snaps in the loss to the Packers – more than Fred Davis, Logan Paulsen or Niles Paul, the other three tight ends on the roster – and his 54 snaps in the first two games is only 10 fewer than Davis.
In fact, Davis only played 16 snaps against the Packers, and five in the second half, which he believed was because of missed blocking assignments in the running game.
Mike Shanahan wouldn’t confirm Davis’ theory when asked Thursday, but said “if he did, it surely doesn’t help.”
“It’s something that will be week-to-week, game-to-game,” offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said. “As the game went on, we felt we had a better chance with Jordan there in the second half.”
Davis looks to be a bust thus far and Reed is taking advantage. It's safe to cut Davis and look elsewhere for TE production. Reed is getting in the TE2 discussion, but it's unlikely that he'll be a full-time TE in his rookie season.