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.
#Redskins TE Jordan Reed, who suffered a foot sprain in Sunday’s loss, is having a precautionary MRI. The injury isn’t believed to be major, but given the timing of it, he may have played his last down this season with three games to go.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 10, 2018
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:
— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) October 5, 2018
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.
Adrian Peterson just gave his offensive linemen scooters and it is carnage in #Redskins locker room. There are 300-pound dudes scooting everywhere. Jordan Reed: “What? Tight ends don’t block??”
— Brian McNally (@bmcnally14) October 5, 2018
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.
Jordan reed noticed pic.twitter.com/WgWdXjmTMX
— Ran Dussell (@DmfRuss) September 23, 2018
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.
- Aaron Colvin, Albert Wilson, Andrew Luck, Avery Williamson, Charles Clay, Demario Davis, DeSean Jackson, Dion Sims, Donte Moncrief, Dwayne Allen, Eric Berry, Ezekiel Elliott, Jamie Collins, Jermaine Gresham, Joe Flacco, Jordan Reed, Jordy Nelson, Justin Britt, Kyle Rudolph, Logan Ryan, Matt Kalil, Menelik Watson, Ndamukong Suh, Randall Cobb, Rhett Ellison, Russell Okung, Tyrone Crawford, Vance McDonald, Vontaze Burfict
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.
Jay Gruden tells reporters at Redskins Park he expects to be w/out Jordan Reed and Matt loanidis this week. This is getting crazy. #Redskins
— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) October 30, 2017
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.
Reed was out of practice. Kelley, Norman, Moses, Foster, Everett, Nicholson all limited. Gruden on Reed, "He's not healthy right now."
— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayCSN) September 20, 2017
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.