Fred Davis out for season with torn Achilles tendon


Robert Griffin III's first NFL season just got tougher.

Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis left Sunday's 27-23 loss to the New York Giants in the first quarter with a torn Achilles tendon and will miss the remainder of the season.

"I didn't know what it was right away," Davis said, via The Associated Press. "I have never experienced anything like that. I was unable to walk and then I knew something really was wrong.

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"I was running my route and stuck my leg in and either got stepped on or it happened naturally."

Davis was the Redskins' leading receiver entering the game with 23 catches for 312 yards. Logan Paulsen came in Sunday and caught four passes for 76 yards.

Davis said he'll do his best to mentor Paulsen.

"That's why I am on the team, for this moment," Davis said, via The AP. "My job is to know everything he knows."

The Redskins have spoken openly about possibly bringing back Chris Cooley if they needed help because of injury. It looks like they need help now.

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