The Washington Times - November 26, 2013, 07:05PM

Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan failed to dispel a report that tight end Fred Davis played only a handful of snaps on Monday against the San Francisco 49ers because of a disciplinary measure.

NBC Washington reported on Monday that Davis, who was active for the first time since Oct. 13 with rookie Jordan Reed recovering from a concussion, only played a limited number of snaps because he missed team meetings during the week.

“I don’t go through what we do with discipline with players, but if somebody does miss a meeting or if somebody is late, we’ve got fines, we’ve got possible suspensions if I feel a guy is not doing what he needs to do to help our football team win,” Shanahan said Tuesday. “Any type of discipline we do have – and we have some pretty strong discipline with missing meetings or being late, those type of things – is because everybody is accountable and everybody’s time is very valuable. If I did have something like that with Fred, I would address him individually.”

Davis played sparingly during the game, but was on the field for the Redskins’ final drive. He was not targeted once.

The top tight end entering the season, the Redskins have phased Davis out in favor of Reed, who was drafted in the third round and is under contract through the 2016 season. Davis signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract in March, but missed out on a $500,000 bonus two weeks ago when he was inactive for the fifth time this season.

Logan Paulsen was the Redskins’ top tight end during the game, and Niles Paul played a hybrid tight end/fullback role with fullback Darrel Young inactive because of a strained hamstring.

“One thing we want is people [to be] accountable, and the people that aren’t accountable, they don’t last very long,” Shanahan said.