Washington Redskins rookie tight end Jordan Reed suffered a concussion over a month ago, and he’s still experiencing headaches after also suffering a setback on that same concussion. He’s had concussion issues in college, too, so this was definitely a decision that the Redskins needed to get right. Mike Shanahan has made the right choice by putting Reed on the injured reserve, which was the expected move all along. The move was reported by the National Football Post’s Aaron Wilson.
The Redskins have nothing to play for at this point in the season, so it would have made absolutely no sense to keep Reed on the active roster. This way, they can safely shut down their injured TE and also bring up someone else to the 53-man roster and get a better look at that player.
Even though he played in just nine games this season, Jordan Reed made a significant impact on the Redskins and is one of the bright spots in this organization. He already looks like one of the league’s most talented pass-catching tight ends, and his versatility is definitely something worth speaking highly of. The concussions are an issue, but there’s no indication that they will be a long-term issue, especially since the Redskins seem to be managing his injury correctly. There was simply no point in keeping him on the active roster anymore, and the Redskins can safely allow Reed extra time to rest up and recharge his batteries.