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Jordan Reed to play in Week 1 despite latest head injury?

Jordan Reed left last Thursday’s preseason game between the Washington Redskins and Atlanta Falcons to be evaluated for a possible concussion, and it sounds like he has gotten some good news while in the league’s concussion protocol.

Redskins coach Jay Gruden told reporters on Monday that he expects Reed to be on the field when Washington begins its regular season against the Philadelphia Eagles.

“We’re quite confident that Jordan will be fine,” Gruden said, per ESPN’s John Keim.

Reed took a vicious shot to the head from Falcons defensive back Keanu Neal, and he immediately left the game. The concern was that he suffered a concussion, which would have been at least his fourth in the NFL. Reed also suffered multiple concussions while in college and has admitted to hiding concussion symptoms in the past.

While he has battled numerous injuries throughout his career, Reed is extremely important to Washington’s offense. The 29-year-old caught 54 catches for 558 yards and two touchdowns in 13 games last year, and he is almost always a difference-maker when he’s on the field.

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