Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed is being evaluated for a concussion after taking a hit to the helmet during Thursday’s preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Reed was running after a catch in the second quarter and was tackled at the Washington 36. He was nailed by Keanu Neal in the helmet.
The Redskins later announced that Reed was being evaluated for a concussion and out for the game.
Reed being evaluated for a concussion is a serious concern. He had two in college and as of October 2016, he had suffered three in the NFL. Reed has admitted that he has hid concussion symptoms in the past. Washington isn’t giving him a chance to do the same this time.
The 29-year-old had 54 catches for 558 yards and two touchdowns last season. He made the Pro Bowl in 2016.
The injury news for the Washington Redskins continues to get worse.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, Washington tight end Jordan Reed suffered a foot sprain that is not believed to be severe. However, given the timing and nature of the injury, he may not return before the end of the season.
Reed has been somewhat limited this season due to occasional injuries, but has still caught 54 passes and two touchdowns. His absence will pretty much wipe out the offensive weaponry for quarterback Josh Johnson as the team limps to the finish line. On the bright side, Reed won’t be subjected to this anymore, and can watch the season crash and burn from a distance.
Adrian Peterson made a great gesture towards some of his Washington Redskins teammates on Friday by giving them a gift.
Peterson gave his offensive linemen, quarterback Alex Smith, and fellow running back Chris Thompson personalized scooters. The gifts were in honor of Peterson scoring his 100th career rushing touchdown this season with Washington. You can see the delivery of the scooters in this video:
As nice of a gesture as that was, there was one problem: Some of Peterson’s teammates felt left out!
Tight end Jordan Reed was wondering where his scooter was considering he helps block too.
Reed does have a point! Even when Peterson’s doing something nice he still can’t win!
Jordan Reed went viral on Sunday, and it was unrelated to anything he did on the field.
FOX was televising Washington’s game on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers and flashed to the sideline where quarterback Alex Smith was hanging out. In the background was Reed doing an obscene gesture towards the stands.
Reed could be facing a fine from the league considering that gesture was caught on TV and circulated among fans.
NFL contracts are often a hot-button issue. People love to debate who’s making too much, too little, who deserves more, and who is overpaid. Some athletes outplay their deals, while others cash in and fail to deliver. Teams obviously try hard to avoid the latter situation, but sometimes things don’t work out as hoped.
With all of that in mind, here’s a look at the worst contract on every NFL team entering the 2018 season.
Arizona Cardinals – Jermaine Gresham, TE
After signing him to two consecutive one-year deals, the Cardinals suddenly decided to invest heavily in Jermaine Gresham, signing him to a four-year, $28 million deal with $16.5 million guaranteed. The $7 million annual salary far exceeds any contract Gresham had previously signed, which is curious considering he hasn’t exceeded 500 yards in a single season since 2012 with the Cincinnati Bengals. Add in that Greshman is now on the wrong side of 30, and it’s easy to understand how he made this list.
Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed has had a lot of trouble staying healthy during his career, and that theme continued on Sunday when he suffered an injured hamstring.
Reed left in the first half of Washington’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys and did not return. On Monday, Redskins head coach Jay Gruden told reporters he does not expect Reed to play in Week 9 against the Seattle Seahawks.
Reed has never played a full 16-game season in his five-year NFL career. He’s one of the best playmakers in the league at his position, but he has never been able to fulfill his potential because he can’t stay on the field.
With Washington dealing with a number of injuries on the offensive line in addition to Reed’s latest ailment, things will be very challenging in Week 9. Losers of three of their last four games, the Redskins are trending in the wrong direction.
Washington may be without two of their big offensive weapons for Sunday night’s game against Oakland.
Tight end Jordan Reed and running back Rob Kelley are both not expected to play in the game, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Reed has been bothered by a broken toe since training camp, and his health has only gotten worse. He also suffered a chest injury in Week 2 and was limited in practice during the week. He has 11 catches for 84 yards on the season.
Kelley suffered a rib injury in Week 2 that caused him to leave the game early. He was limited on Wednesday but practiced later in the week, though it sounds like he will not be able to play. Kelley had 12 carries for 78 yards in Washington’s win over the Rams last week.
Samaje Perine and Vernon Davis would likely see big roles if both Reed and Kelley were unavailable to play.
Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed continues to have a really tough time with injuries.
Reed, who dealt with a toe injury all summer, is now fighting off a chest injury, and coach Jay Gruden revealed that his tight end is simply not healthy.
It’s not clear whether Reed will play Sunday night against Oakland. He still hasn’t totally come back from the toe issue, and the current assessment does not sound optimistic. It remains to be seen whether his practice status will change for the rest of the week.
The Washington Redskins are hoping for a more effective version of tight end Jordan Reed in the weeks to come.
Reed was, by his own admission, a bit off in a five-catch, 36 yard performance in Week 1 as he came back from a sprained toe that had severely limited his practices during the offseason.
“I feel more comfortable, man,” Reed said, via John Keim of ESPN. “I missed all offseason, and obviously, I was going to be rusty.”
It was the timing that was mostly amiss for Reed, who felt he was moving too fast and rushing cuts while running routes.
“I rushed the route,” Reed said of one play that saw quarterback Kirk Cousins throw behind him despite being open. “I was too quick to show it; that’s why the ball was behind me, because I was so quick. That play was definitely there if I took my time and had been in rhythm; the play would have had a better outcome.”
Reed only came off the PUP list at the end of August. It was inevitably going to take time for him to get back in sync with Cousins and the rest of the offense.
The Washington Redskins will indeed have tight end Jordan Reed ready for the regular season.
Washington activated Reed from the Physically Unable to Perform list on Sunday, and by all accounts, he will be ready for Week 1, having recovered from a toe injury.
Reed said that he will wear custom orthopedics to help manage the issue.
“It’s been working good,” Reed said, via Stephen Czarda of the team’s official website. “It’s helped my toe out a lot and when I tried them out it felt really good.
“I think the coaches are allowing me to rest it and allow it to heal. I don’t think it will be a problem during the season because it’s starting to heal up really good right now.”
Reed also dealt with shoulder injuries toward the end of 2016, but he seems to be all set to go now, bolstering a deep tight end group in Washington.