Washington Redskins standout rookie tight end Jordan Reed was fully expected to play leading up to last week’s Sunday Night Football contest against the rival New York Giants, but Reed suddenly suffered a setback on his concussion (he missed the Week 12 MNF game due to the concussion) before the game and was ruled inactive. His latest setback means that Reed will have to go through the league’s mandatory concussion protocol again, which puts his status for this week’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs up in the air.
Grant Paulsen reports that Reed is not at practice today, though I don’t think anybody should have expected Reed to return to practice so quickly. Again, he still needs to be cleared through all stages of the NFL’s concussion protocol, and I think we’ll have to wait until Friday to see if Reed can play against the Chiefs. As we saw last week, a setback can occur at any time, so even practicing on Friday won’t guarantee that Reed will play this week.
Reed has been a huge key to this Redskins team this season with 45 receptions for 499 yards and three touchdowns, and it’s a shame that the athletic “move” tight end out of Florida has suffered injuries this season and is playing on a losing team. But he’s still a huge fantasy asset and a huge asset to this team, so Reed’s status is definitely worth a close watch.