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Redskins tight end Fred Davis thinks he'll play Sunday vs. Oakland

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Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis will be back on the practice field Wednesday afternoon, but what that says about his status for Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders remains in doubt.

Davis said Wednesday morning that he has a mid-to-high ankle sprain. He was originally hurt on the last play of practice on Friday and missed the 27-20 loss to the Detroit Lions.

“It feels way better. I can run more,” Davis said. “I feel a lot better. I think I’ll be able to play Sunday. But we’ll see what happens. We’ll see how the week goes. Pushing off and getting back into it, like running full speed routes.”

Davis participated in warm-ups before the Detroit game, but that was for show only. He was just testing the ankle and had no plans to play. Davis may be limited in practice today – the ankle remains tender - but said Thursday and Friday’s practices will be the real tests. He did say he thinks he will play against Oakland.

“It sucks, but at least it’s something like that instead of something severe,” said Davis, who missed most of last season after suffering a torn Achilles tendon in Week 7. “Something I can deal with, something I can push through.”

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