Washington Redskins’ tight end Fred Davis missed most of the 2012 season with a torn Achilles tendon in his left leg. A full eight months after the injury Davis is fully healed and ready to go. That, however, doesn’t mean he will be practicing any time soon.
According to Mike Jones ( I know, “who?” bad joke sorry) of the Washington Post, head coach Mike Shanahan says he doesn’t want Davis to practice yet. He uses the word “caution”.
Shanahan said Fred Davis might be able to practice next week but he doesn't want him to. Said he wants to use caution.
— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) June 6, 2013
Shanahan is smart to hold Davis out of practice. At this point in the offseaon, mini camp is usually just executing what you learned in OTAs. There is no reason to rush back a veteran player if he already knows the offense. Caution for a player coming off a serious injury is always the safe route.