Washington Redskins rookie tight end Jordan Reed was unable to play in last week’s game against the San Francisco 49ers due to a concussion, but he was always expected to play in tonight’s rivalry game against the New York Giants. Reed practiced on a limited basis everyday this week, and both he and head coach Mike Shanahan displayed plenty of optimism regarding Reed’s status. But despite the expectations, Reed was officially listed as questionable on the injury report and needed to pass concussion tests yesterday in order to play tonight.
FOX Sports’s Ross Jones reports that Jordan Reed did indeed pass the required concussion tests yesterday, so he will definitely be able to play today against the Giants. That’s great news for the Redskins, because they need to give second-year QB Robert Griffin III every offensive weapon that they can. Reed has emerged as one of the most versatile and talented receiving tight ends in the league just as a rookie, and he’s clearly entrenched as the No. 2 option in the Redskins passing attack behind star wide receiver Pierre Garcon.
Reed’s status for this week was never truly in doubt, and the only way he doesn’t play is if he has a setback. So far this season, Reed has hauled in 45 catches for 499 yards and three touchdowns, which is great for a rookie TE.