The Washington Times - October 20, 2013, 11:47AM

The Redskins have made tight end Fred Davis inactive for Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears.

In the final year of his contract, it’s yet another sign that Davis has lost ground to rookie tight end Jordan Reed and Logan Paulsen. In fairness, Davis has also been battling an ankle injury. But he was listed as probable for this week’s game. That doesn’t appear to be a factor here. Paulsen will start for Davis. Leonard Hanker


Meanwhile, Washington’s other inactives include: Third-string quarterback Rex Grossman; safety Bacarri Rambo, running back/punt returner Chris Thompson, linebacker Brandon Jenkins, offensive Josh LeRibeus and Chris Neild.

Jenkins had been listed as probable, but is fighting an ankle injury. Neild has had a calf injury since the Sept. 29 game at Oakland. Rambo was a healthy scratch last week against Dallas. Thompson, too, sits for the second week in a row as Josh Morgan handles punt return duties.

That means cornerback David Amerson will play after suffering a concussion last week against Dallas. He’d been listed as questionable on the injury report. Other porbables included center Will Montgomery (knee) and cornerback Jerome Murphy (knee).