The Washington Redskins have officially placed Vernon Davis on injured reserve, ending his 2019 season. Davis hasn't played since Week 4 when he suffered a concussion. He has been in the NFL's concussion protocol since then. Coaches have been hopeful that he could return, but he had to finally be shut down today.
Davis has suffered 5 known concussions over his 14 year NFL career. His last reported concussion happened at the end of last season, and caused Davis to miss the final two games.
Vernon Davis is in the final year of his contract with the Redskins, and this could be his last year in Washington. Davis is 36 years old, and this could also lead to his retirement.
Vernon Davis will turn 36 in January. Have to wonder if this is the end of his long and impressive NFL career.— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) November 22, 2019
The Redskins spent more than $17.5 million at tight end this season, most in the NFL. Jordan Reed for $9M, Vernon Davis for $6M. Redskins got a combined 4 games, 10 catches as both players lost their season to concussions.— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) November 22, 2019
The Redskins are signing DE Ryan Bee from the practice squad. Bee was a preseason hype player this year making several big plays. Daron Payne hasn't practiced all week and is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Lions. Tim Settle missed last week's game with a hamstring injury, but has practiced fully the last two days and should be good to go Sunday.
Redskins will bring up DL Ryan Bee from the practice squad to take Vernon Davis’ roster spot on the 53, per source. Calling up Bee has to put more doubt on Daron Payne’s status for Sunday.— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) November 22, 2019