It's a big year for Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis. The player who earned the team's franchise tag this offseason is playing for a contract next year. He's out to prove that last season's breakout campaign wasn't a fluke.
Thus far, Davis is reportedly off to a rough start.
The Washington Examiner writes that Davis hasn't been a "favored target" of Robert Griffin III during camp. They write Davis has had a "quiet camp."
One report like that is interesting. Two is a trend.
From CSNWashington: "It's time to say that Davis isn't having a great camp for someone who is supposed to have a breakout season. It's early still and perhaps they are saving the best of Davis' plays for when the practices are closed. But the simple truth so far is that Davis has been nothing outstanding so far."
It's also worth noting that Chris Cooley is healthy again this year and has a chance to establish himself. Don't assume that RG3 will look toward tight ends just because he's young.
"A young quarterback needs to come in and feel very confident in what he's doing," Cooley said. "Anyone could be a safety blanket."Follow Gregg Rosenthal on Twitter @greggrosenthal.