Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis tore his left achilles tendon during Sunday's 27-23 loss to the New York Giants and will miss the remainder of the season, according to head coach Mike Shanahan.
Davis, who missed the final four games of last season after being suspended for failing a drug test, injured himself while running a pass route late in the first quarter. He could not put any weight on his left foot as he hobbled off the field.
The injury leaves a huge hole in the Redskins' passing attack; entering Sunday's game, Davis was Washington's leading receiver, having caught 23 passes for 312 yards. Niles Paul and Logan Paulsen filled in at tight end in Davis' absence, but perhaps the return of Chris Cooley, who the Redskins cut in August, could be in the works, even though he is doing a great job here at NBC4.
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