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#pounditThursday, February 25, 2021

Jordan Reed wants to keep playing despite concussion issues

Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed is not letting his seventh career concussion be a career-ender, at least not right now.

According to Ben Standig of The Athletic, Reed was finally cleared Wednesday from the league’s concussion protocol. The tight end expects to be released by Washington in the days to come, but has every intention of continuing to play.

This was backed up by ESPN’s John Keim, who reported that Reed “100 percent” wants to continue playing.

Reed has been in the concussion protocol for six months following the seventh concussion of his football career. Those are frightening numbers, and it’s made worse by the fact that he’s hidden them from doctors before while trying to play through them. Reed is productive when healthy, but health has been so rare for the tight end in recent years. Given the nature of his injuries, you couldn’t blame him for saying goodbye and focusing on having a decent quality of life after his playing career, but that does not appear to be happening.

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