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Redskins tight end Fred Davis inactive again, will miss roster bonus

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MINNEAPOLIS — Tight end Fred Davis is inactive for a fourth consecutive game as the Redskins prepare to play the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome on Thursday night.

That has serious financial consequences for Davis, who signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract in March. It includes a base salary of $1 million and could be worth an additional $1.25 million in incentives. Part of that is a $500,000 roster bonus if he is on the active 46-man roster for 12 games. That can’t happen now.

The other inactives against Minnesota: third-string quarterback Rex Grossman; safety Jose Gumbs, linebacker Brandon Jenkins; offensive guard Josh LeRibeus and nose tackle Chris Neild. Kick returner/running back Chris Thompson is out again. He has a shoulder injury that has nagged him since preseason. 

Meanwhile, the Vikings are without five starters: Cornerback Chris Cook, safety Jamarca Sanford, right tackle Phil Loadholt, left guard Charlie Johnson and tight end Kyle Rudolph are all out with injuries. 

 

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