Fred Davis showing no ill effects of Achilles' injury

Washington Post - [Full Article]

Redskins TE Fred Davis hasn’t displayed any ill effects from the Achilles’ tendon injury that cost him the final nine games of last season. After having surgery Oct. 23 and spending the winter inching his way back, Davis received clearance to run in the spring. The Redskins held him out of all offseason practices to give him additional time to train and heal, and Davis got the green light last week to practice fully once camp began.

Six days of practice in, Davis appears to have recaptured his speed and explosiveness. He has run routes without limitation and gotten open, beating coverage by linebackers and safeties.

Davis says he doesn’t feel any pain, soreness or weakness in his Achilles’ tendon and that he hasn’t struggled with conditioning. Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan planned on giving Davis Wednesday off to rest, but Davis declined, saying he wanted to continue working his way back into top form.

Said tight ends coach Sean McVay: “Ever since we came here in 2010 with this staff, he’s a guy that you know is going to come out, work hard and compete, and you can tell he’s just motivated by helping this team win in whatever role he can, and you know he’s going to be successful.”

Fantasy Impact: 

In the first six games of 2012 (prior to his injury) Davis averaged 3.8 catches for 52 yards, but failed to find the endzone. Obviously the lack of TDs are a concern, but those receiving numbers project to 51-832, which is outstanding for a tight end. We wouldn't worry about a lack of chemistry with Robert Griffin III, and the TDs should come. He's an upside TE2.

Filed Under: 2013, Preseason