Washington Redskins rookie tight end Jordan Reed was ruled out of the Monday night game against the San Francisco 49ers, but he should be back for this week’s rivalry game against the New York Giants. With a win, the Redskins would really hurt the Giants chances of making it to the postseason, as the Giants already suffered a disheartening, last-gasp loss to the Dallas Cowboys last week.
According to Grant Paulsen, Reed returned to practice today to start the week of practice and was limited. Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan has stated that Reed will play barring a setback. The fact that Reed is already practicing today means that he should be fully expected to face the Giants, and his concussion was only expected to be a one week injury anyway.
Since Reed is participating in practice, he has officially been cleared from his concussion, and there will be no doubts regarding his gameday status if he doesn’t suffer any unfortunate setbacks. Reed has been one of the most impressive rookies this season, and he’s been a crucial bright spot on a generally disappointing Redskins team. Once Robert Griffin III gets things together, he’ll really start to get things going in the passing game with stars Pierre Garcon and Jordan Reed, who has 499 receiving yards as a rookie. Reed’s versatility is also something to write home about, as he is a very athletic pass-catching tight end.