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Davis Apologizes For Missing Practice

Rookie tight end Fred Davis apologized to the team on Tuesday for missing the Redskins' final mini-camp practice on May 4.

And now he's eager to put the incident behind him.

Davis said he overslept the morning of the practice and missed his wake-up call. The mini-camp practices were mandatory for all players.

"I want to apologize to Mr. Snyder, Coach [Jim] Zorn and the players on the team for making a minor mistake," Davis told reporters in a media session at Redskins Park. "I just didn't wake up on time. It was something that was irresponsible of me.

"Now I just want to move on and make sure I do what I'm supposed to do, and that's to come in here and make plays."

The night before the May 4 morning practice at Redskins Park, Davis said he decided to get his own room at the team hotel where rookies stayed during mini-camp.

"I'm used to my own room, so I got my own room at the team hotel," Davis said. "I just didn't explain that to [team officials]."

The Redskins selected Davis out of USC with the second of their three second-round draft picks on April 26. Davis, 6-3 and 247 pounds, was the 48th overall selection in the draft.

He was a solid pass-catching tight end for the Trojans. In four seasons, he started 28 contests and caught 117 passes for 1,408 yards and 13 touchdowns.

He had his most productive season as a senior, catching 62 passes for 881 yards and eight TDs.

For his efforts, Davis was USC's first All-American first-team tight end since 1974. He also won the Mackey Award as college football's top tight end.

Davis and the rest of the rookies are expected to be on the practice fields on June 2 when OTAs resume at Redskins Park.

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