Fred Davis inactive for third consecutive game

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Fred Davis will be inactive for the third consecutive game on Sunday when the Washington Redskins host the San Diego Chargers at FedEx Field.

The tight end, who has fallen out of the rotation, was also inactive for the Redskins’ victory over the Chicago Bears two weeks ago and their road loss to the Denver Broncos last week. He has been replaced by rookie Jordan Reed, who enters Sunday second on the team with 34 catches and 388 receiving yards.

Free safety Jose Gumbs, who was limited in practice on Thursday and Friday, is also inactive. Gumbs started for Reed Doughty against the Broncos but sprained his left ankle on the second series and played sparingly throughout the rest of the game.

The eight players who were listed as probable on the injury report, including wide receiver Pierre Garçon, are all active. The other five players inactive for the Redskins are third quarterback Rex Grossman, left guard Josh LeRibeus, nose tackle Chris Neild, outside linebacker Darryl Tapp and running back Chris Thompson. Tapp has been active all season, but will sit with rookie Brandon Jenkins fully recovered from a sprained right ankle.

The Chargers will be without inside linebacker Donald Butler, who is their second-leading tackler, for the third consecutive game. Butler, listed as doubtful on the injury report on Friday with a strained groin, missed San Diego’s games against the Indianapolis Colts and the Jacksonville Jaguars but was unable to benefit from the bye week.

Wide receiver Eddie Royal, who didn’t practice all week because of an unspecified toe injury, is active and will play. Royal, 27, was a teammate of Redskins running back Evan Royster at Westfield High School in Chantilly, Va.

Also inactive for the Chargers are starting left guard Chad Rinehart, third quarterback Brad Sorenson, cornerback Crezdon Butler, strong safety Brandon Taylor, defensive tackle Kwame Geathers and left tackle Mike Remmers, who was ruled out with a high right ankle sprain on Friday.

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