- The Washington Times - Friday, November 22, 2019

The Washington Redskins placed tight end Vernon Davis on injured reserve with a concussion Friday, ending his season and potentially his career.

Davis, 36, suffered a concussion — the seventh of his 14-year career, a source said — in Week 4 against the New York Giants. He has not played since, missing Washington’s next six games. 

In a corresponding move, the Redskins plan to promote defensive end Ryan Bee from the practice squad with defensive lineman Daron Payne doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions with an ankle injury. 

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Moving forward, it remains to be seen if Davis, a free agent nexte offseason, will continue playing in the NFL, and if teams will be interested in him. 

The two-time Pro Bowler had returned to practice over the past few weeks, but never was able to pass the necessary tests to get out of concussion protocol. Davis needed to be a full participant in practice before being cleared to play, something he was unable to do. 

Davis is the Redskins‘ second tight end to be placed on injured reserve with a concussion this season as the Redskins placed Jordan Reed on the list last month on Oct. 12. 

Both players’ future with the franchise will be up in the air this offseason. Besides Davis hitting the market, the Redskins can cut Reed and save $8.5 million.

Davis, who carried a cap hit of $6.3 million in 2019, finished the year with just 10 catches for 123 yards and a touchdown. 

NBC Sports Washington first reported the Redskins‘ intention to put Davis on IR. 

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