The Washington Times - September 22, 2013, 11:40AM

The Redskins will be without tight end Fred Davis and kicker Kai Forbath on Sunday afternoon in the third game of the season against the Detroit Lions.  

Davis, who participated in just 16 plays in last week’s loss to the Green Bay Packers, was not on the team’s injury list until Saturday, suggesting he tweaked his right ankle during practice that day. That should mean more action for rookie tight end Jordan Reed, who was on the field for 29 snaps last week.


Forbath misses his second game in a row with a sore groin. John Potter will handle the kicking duties for Washington.

The other inactives: Quarterback Rex Grossman, running back Evan Royster, safety Jose Gumbs, defensive end Chris Baker, offensive guard Josh LeRibeus.  

That also means safety Brandon Meriweather is back one week after leaving the Packers game early thanks to a concussion sustained while making a tackle in the second quarter. Meriweather was later fined $42,000 by the NFL for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Eddie Lacy early in that contest. Lacy left that game with a concussion of his own.

Meanwhile, the notable inactive for Detroit is running back Reggie Bush, who sustained a knee injury during last week’s game.

Redskins who are playing with minor injuries include wide receiver Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) and defensive linemen Stephen Bowen (knee), Barry Cofield (broken hand) and Kedric Golston (abdomen). Cofield had been listed as probable to play. The other three were questionable.