ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis said Wednesday he's "nodded off" during meetings, but he said it's something every player does.
He also said he wishes the Redskins had traded him this week if he's not going to be a part of the team's plans for the rest of the season.
"I like it here. I was drafted here," Davis said. "But at the end of the day, I just want to play. If I can't play here, then I did want to play somewhere else."
Davis has been inactive for the last two games, having fallen behind rookie Jordan Reed as the team's top pass-catching tight end. The 2008 second-round draft pick has talent, but his career has been hindered by injuries and a four-game suspension in 2011 for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.
There have also been persistent questions about Davis' work ethic and his ability to focus during meetings, starting from the day he overslept and missed a minicamp practice as a rookie.
"I've never slept through a whole meeting, but I've nodded off," he said. "Everyone nods off. It's dark in there. You're watching film, you nod off, you wake up, get something to drink, go back. I've done that. Everybody's done that."
Davis' inactivity is costing him money. He re-signed with the Redskins for a one-year deal, hoping to parlay a big season into a hefty multiyear contract in free agency next year. There's also a clause that will deny him a bonus if he's inactive for a certain number of games this year, which he said "probably" has something to do with his recent benching.