Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis’ playing time has been reduced. His confidence has not been dented.

The tight end is reportedly on the trading block but that doesn’t mean Davis feels differently about his talents.

“I still feel I can be one of the top tight ends in this league” Davis told the LaVar and Dukes show on 106.7 The Fan. “That won’t make me stop thinking about that. When I get the opportunity trust me I definitely will show it. Everything said about me definitely will change.”

Davis has not played much in recent weeks partly because of a sprained ankle that has lingered. But also because of the emergence of rookie tight end Jordan Reed. He caught nine passes for 134 yards the latter setting a franchise record for a rookie tight end.

Meanwhile Davis was inactive Sunday. He is behind both Reed and Logan Paulsen on the depth chart. The coaches view Reed as a better pass-catcher and Paulsen as a better blocker. Davis caught 24 passes in seven games last season and 59 in 12 games the previous season. Davis said he hasn't talked to coach Mike Shanahan about his situation. Davis also said that he hasn't requested a trade either.

“They must feel they have better options” said Davis who has caught just three passes this season. Meanwhile Reed has 26 receptions. “There’s nothing to explain to me why they want to do something. I’m sure they have their reasons. They do what they want to do and I have to follow through with their game plan and make the best of it.”