Fred Davis slept in team meetings, he tells USA Today

Fred Davis says he was hoping to be traded by this past Tuesday's trade deadline. Photo: Associated Press

(WJLA) - In previous seasons when he was one of the Washington Redskins' top receiving targets, opposing defensive coordinators would warn their players not to sleep on tight end Fred Davis.

Now, according to USA Today, Davis is simply just sleeping.

Davis, who has been supplanted by other players in recent weeks, admitted to USA Today that he has slept in team meetings and was hoping to be traded by this week's trade deadline.

The sixth-year Redskins tight end has only played in four games this season, catching just three passes for 25 yards. He hasn't been active since Washington's 31-16 Oct. 13 loss to Dallas.

In his place, rookie tight end Jordan Reed has emerged as a top pass catching target for the foundering Redskins offense, hauling in 34 catches for 388 yards this season.

"It's frustrating not to be out there because I know there are plays I could make,'' Davis told USA Today's Jim Corbett. "I just want to play."

Davis, of course, was not moved by Tuesday's trade deadline and remains on the Redskins' roster.