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Jordan Reed blames rust for underwhelming Week 1 performance

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.

Redskins activate Jordan Reed from PUP list

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.

Jordan Reed ejected after throwing punch (Video)

Jordan Reed punch

Jordan Reed was ejected from Monday night’s game against the Carolina Panthers after throwing a punch during a scuffle.

Reed was blocking Carolina’s Kurt Coleman on a play, and the two were tangled up. The Washington tight end threw a punch at Coleman:

Reed was tossed from the game after that punch. He had just one catch for six yards.

Jordan Reed unsure of Week 13 status


Washington tight end Jordan Reed is dealing with a painful shoulder injury, and it is unclear if he will be ready for Week 13.

Reed called himself day-to-day on Monday, though his injury has him in severe pain.

If this is a pain tolerance issue, it doesn’t sound like it’s going great, particularly if he can’t even perform reaching motions. As of last Friday, he was in a sling. Reed does have until Sunday to improve, but right now it doesn’t sound great for him.

Jordan Reed has Grade 3 AC joint separation, status going forward unclear


The Washington Redskins may be without tight end Jordan Reed for a bit of time.

Coach Jay Gruden revealed on ESPN980 on Friday that Reed’s MRI revealed a Grade 3 AC joint separation in his left shoulder, a rather significant injury, via Liz Clarke of the Washington Post. Reed has his left arm in a sling, and according to Gruden, they’re taking the injury “day by day.”

Washington’s next game is on Dec. 4 against Arizona, and Washington is hopeful that they will have Reed available for it. Gruden emphasized, however, that it was too soon to tell whether Reed would be able to sufficiently recover in time.

Reed managed to play through Thursday’s game after suffering the injury, and he managed 10 catches, too. That has to encourage Gruden and the team, but it sounds like an issue of pain management and movement at this point.

Jordan Reed to undergo MRI on shoulder


Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed feasted on the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day, but he didn’t emerge from the affair entirely unscathed.

Redskins head coach Jay Gruden announced on Friday that Reed, who played through a separated AC joint in the 31-26 defeat, will undergo an MRI on the shoulder to determine the extent of the damage.

Reed, 26, hauled in 10 catches for 95 yards and two touchdowns in the Thanksgiving game to raise his 2016 season totals to 59 receptions, 630 yards, and five TDs for the 6-4-1 Redskins. He has some extra time to recover ahead of the team’s Week 13 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals, but for a player who already has some serious injury baggage on him, all bets are likely off.

Josh Norman, Jordan Reed expected to play against Bengals

Josh Norman bow and arrow

Josh Norman and Jordan Reed are both expected to play in Washington’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals in London on Sunday, according to a report.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter says Washington expects both players to play in the game as they have been cleared from their concussions.

Norman was concussed in Washington’s Week 7 game against Detroit but made the trip to London with Washington, indicating it would be possible for him to play. He is expected to shadow Cincinnati’s top receiver, A.J. Green, in the game.

Reed missed the team’s past two games due to a concussion suffered against Baltimore. He said that he hid the symptoms so he could continue playing.

Reed said during the week that he was symptom-free.

Both players are officially listed as questionable for the game.