Davis 'not surprised' about losing out on incentive

Davis 'not surprised' about losing out on incentive
November 13, 2013, 12:15 pm
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Redskins tight end Fred Davis said he was not surprised that he was inactive for a fifth time last Thursday and, as a result, missed out on a $500,000 games played bonus.

“You can’t do nothing about it. I already figured that was going to happen,” Davis said Wednesday. “I didn’t get used the for the last few weeks, so I kinda figured [on] it."

Davis has been inactive the past four games despite being healthy. The 27-year-old has suited up for four games and but has only three catches for 25 yards.

Asked if suspects he might return to the lineup at some point this season now that the bonus can no longer be achieved, Davis cracked: “I don’t know. It would be really obvious. I don’t think so. If I did, that would be great. I just want to put something on film for future teams and stuff like that.”

Davis said he’s not sure if the bonus influenced his playing status, but he also said he wouldn’t be surprised if it did.

“I don’t know for sure, but I know that teams do that type of stuff,” Davis said.

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said last week that he was not aware of the bonus until he was asked about it by reporters.

Davis did, however, say that he won’t allow the missed bonus to affect his attitude.

“Nah, I mean, [but] it’s something I know I could have earned,” Davis said. “Just to know that I’m healthy and I was ready to ply … I kinda figured it was going that way.”

Redskins tight end Fred Davis said he was not surprised that he was inactive for a fifth time last Thursday and, as a result, missed out on a $500,000 games played bonus.

“You can’t do nothing about it. I already figured that was going to happen,” Davis said Wednesday. “I didn’t get used the for the last few weeks, so I kinda figured [on] it."

Davis has been inactive the past four games despite being healthy. The 27-year-old has suited up for four games and but has only three catches for 25 years.

Asked if suspects he might return to the lineup at some point this season now that the bonus can no longer be achieved, Davis cracked: “I don’t know. It would be really obvious. I don’t think so. If I did, that would be great. I just want to put something on film for future teams and stuff like that.”

Davis said he’s not sure if the bonus influenced his playing status, but he also said he wouldn’t be surprised if it did.

“I don’t know for sure, but I know that teams do that type of stuff,” Davis said.

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said earlier that he was not aware of the bonus until he was asked about it by reporters.

Davis did, however, say that he won’t allow the missed bonus to affect his attitude.

“Nah, I mean, [but] it’s something I know I could have earned,” Davis said. “Just to know that I’m healthy and I was ready to ply … I kinda figured it was going that way.”