The Seattle Seahawks are making efforts to improve their tight end depth.
Seattle already signed Greg Olsen earlier this offseason, and now they’re showing interest in Jordan Reed. The two sides reportedly were meeting on Thursday for a free agent visit, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Reed is a risky player to add considering his history of concussions. He has suffered numerous concussions throughout his career and did not play last season after suffering a concussion in the preseason.
Reed was released by Washington earlier in the offseason. He caught 54 passes for 558 yards and two touchdowns in 2018.
Seattle’s deal with Olsen, who has dealt with foot injuries, was for one year at $5.5 million guaranteed.
Jordan Reed could prove to be a bargain for the team that signs him this offseason if he can somehow manage to stay on the field in 2020, and the Los Angeles Rams are reportedly interested in the veteran tight end.
The Rams have reached out to Reed about possibly signing him, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reports.
Rams have spoken to former Washington TE Jordan Reed about a potential signing, per source. Reed is training in Miami and still wants to play.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) February 28, 2020
Reed was released by the Washington Redskins earlier this offseason. The former third-round pick has had seemingly endless potential since he was drafted in 2013, but he has never managed to get through a full season. He didn’t play at all last season after suffering a concussion in the preseason. Reed has had numerous concussions throughout his career. He caught 54 passes for 558 yards and two touchdowns in 2018.
The Rams have two solid tight ends on their roster in Gerald Everett and Tyler Higbee. The latter broke out down the stretch and likely has the starting job locked down heading into 2020, but Everett could be traded or cut this summer.
Reed is a risky addition considering one more concussion could probably end his career.
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.
For what it’s worth: was told Jordan Reed “100 percent” wants to continue playing.
— John Keim (@john_keim) February 19, 2020
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.
Jordan Reed’s season ended before it really even started.
Reed is being placed on injured reserve by the Washington Redskins, as first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Reed has not played in a game this season due to a concussion sustained in the preseason. It was the seventh recorded concussion of Reed’s career.
Reed, 29, had 54 catches for 558 yards and two touchdowns last season. Reed made the Pro Bowl in 2016.
The Washington Redskins will not have tight end Jordan Reed this week, and it sounds like it may stay that way for a while.
Reed has been ruled out for Monday’s game against the Chicago Bears, and has not played since suffering a concussion against the Atlanta Falcons in an Aug. 22 preseason game. Now, one team source told JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington that Reed could be “weeks” from returning to action.
The Redskins have been publicly tight-lipped on Reed’s status. He has practiced in spurts and spent some time on the practice field Wednesday, but is clearly not close to passing the protocol. In fact, the team was initially hopeful that he wouldn’t miss meaningful games, but that was obviously far too optimistic.
The 29-year-old tight end caught two touchdowns in 2018, and caught 17 scores over a two-year stretch in 2015 and 2016. He has never played a full 16-game season since entering the NFL in 2013.
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.
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.
Jordan Reed took a BIG shot to the head from Keanu Neal.
15 yard penalty.
Oof. Not the kind of contact you want to see guys taking, especially in preseason.
— Chad Ryan (@ChadwikoRCC) August 23, 2019
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.