PJordan ReedTE WAS (9) 4 days ago
Reed (thumb) caught two passes for 28 yards and a touchdown on four targets in Friday's preseason game against the Bills.
Reed may have shown some rust with an early drop, but he made up for it by breaking wide open for a 20-yard touchdown in the second quarter. His lengthy injury history is more of a concern than the current issue, as Reed's sprained thumb should be back to full health by Week 1, if it isn't already.
PJordan ReedTE WAS (9) 1 week ago1 Comment
Reed (thumb) is expected to play in Friday's tilt against the Bills, Master Tesfatsion of the Washington Post reports. Reed said during Monday's practice, "I definitely need to get out there on that field and go against somebody else other than our own team, work on dodging tackles and getting out of the way."
After missing the first two preseason games with a sprained thumb, Reed is confident he'll be on the field come Friday night. While an official report may not come until Friday morning, the tight end has gone on record saying he feels physically fine for Friday's matchup. He was active in individual drills and during 1-on-1's in Monday's practice.
PJordan ReedTE WAS (9) 1 week ago
Reed (thumb) didn't play in Friday's preseason victory against the Jets, the Associated Press reports.
A sprained thumb has contained Reed to street clothes for back-to-back games to kick off the preseason. If he's given the all-clear this week, he'll likely make his sole appearance before the regular season Friday against the Bills.
PJordan ReedTE WAS (9) 2 weeks ago
Reed (thumb) was a full practice participant Saturday, the Redskins' official site reports.
On Tuesday, Reed was ruled out for Thursday's incoming preseason contest with a previously undisclosed thumb issue, which may have been a ruse to help the tight end avoid any unnecessary contact. At the conclusion of Saturday's practice, the Redskins placed the ball at the 50-yard line and gave Kirk Cousins 50 seconds to direct the offense. During the drive, Cousins connected with Reed three times, including a touchdown as the clock wound to zero. With his health not much of a question, Reed should be considered ready to roll moving forward.
PJordan ReedTE WAS (9) 3 weeks ago4 Comments
Reed (thumb) won't play Thursday against the Falcons.
This is the first we've heard of Reed dealing with a thumb ailment, so the severity of the issue is unclear. In the wake of a breakout campaign in 2015, Reed finds his name near the top of fantasy TE rankings, though said status hinges on him staying healthy, especially given the injury issues that slowed him over his first two NFL seasons.
PJordan ReedTE WAS (9) 3 months ago7 Comments
Reed was held out of minicamp on Tuesday to rest his sprained ankle, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.
Reed is also expected to sit out of practice on Wednesday as the Redskins plan to proceed with caution at this point in the offseason. He's proven to be a bit injury-prone over the past few seasons, but this ankle issue shouldn't linger into training camp later this summer.
PJordan ReedTE WAS (9) 4 months ago
Reed was signed to a five-year, $50 million contract extension with the Redskins on Thursday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
The 25-year-old tight end enjoyed a massive breakout season in 2015 87 grabs for 952 yards and his 11 touchdowns were tied with Rob Gronkowski for seventh-most in the NFL. With Reed locked in for the next five years, the Redskins will have one of the best young tight ends in the entire league at their disposal for his prime years. Reed is clearly one of quarterback Kirk Cousins' favorite targets and that figures to continue into the 2016 campaign and beyond.
PJordan ReedTE WAS (9) 8 months ago
Reed plucked nine of 12 targets out of the air for 120 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to Green Bay.
Reed stole a possible Green Bay interception with a one-handed catch late in the first quarter and then split the seam for a touchdown later on that same drive. Reed was Washington's most consistent performer all season, leading the team in every major receiving category, and shone brightest toward the end of the season, with five touchdowns in the final four games of the year. Reed's 11 touchdowns tied him for seventh in the league and only Tyler Eifert scored more among tight ends. He should be treated as a top-flight tight end in 2016.
PJordan ReedTE WAS (9) 8 months ago
Reed caught all four of his targets for 45 yards in Sunday's season finale against the Cowboys.
Reed wasn't asked to do nearly as much in this one after recording 25 catches for 333 yards and five touchdowns over the previous three weeks, but he should play a bigger role in the NFC Wild Card Round next week. The third-year tight end once again showed excellent chemistry with quarterback Kirk Cousins despite his modest production, as Reed hauled in every pass thrown his way.
PJordan ReedTE WAS (9) 8 months ago1 Comment
Reed's coach, Jay Gruden, said that it might make sense to rest some key players in Week 17 against the Cowboys, CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.
Given Reed's injury history, it wouldn't make much sense for him to handle his usual workload in a game that has no impact on the playoff picture. Of course, he's entirely capable of producing a solid TE1 stat line in one half (or quarter), and Gruden may want his starters to get a tune-up for the postseason. Other leading candidates for rest include Kirk Cousins, DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon.