Jordan Reed
TE WAS (5)
1 month ago4 Comments

Head coach Jay Gruden said the Washington offense will run through Reed, CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

EDGE Analysis

With 1,000-yard receivers Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson both departing in free agency, Reed is the obvious choice to serve as Kirk Cousins' top target, which he arguably already was at times last season. Washington did sign wide receiver Terrelle Pryor to join slot standout Jamison Crowder and 2016 first-rounder Josh Doctson, but Reed is still the best bet to lead the team in targets -- at least on a per-game basis. The 26-year-old tight end has always been limited by health more so than anything else, playing 14 or fewer games in each of his four professional seasons. He's averaging 5.9 catches, 7.7 targets and 63 receiving yards per game since Kirk Cousins took over as the team's unquestioned No. 1 quarterback heading into the 2015 season. If not for injuries, Reed would already have at least one 1,000-yard season to his name. He dealt with a shoulder injury late last season, but there's been nothing to suggest that it's lingering into the offseason.

Jordan Reed
TE WAS (5)
4 months ago

Reed recorded five receptions for 40 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Reed was limited all week due to shoulder aliment but didn't seemed to be bothered by it in the season-finale. Reed scored the team's lone touchdown, a one-yard strike from Kirk Cousins in the third quarter. He'll now shift his focus to getting healthy in the offseason, as he continuously popped up on Washington's injury report throughout the season. Through all the injuries, Reed recorded 66 receptions for 686 yards and six touchdowns in 12 games.

Jordan Reed
TE WAS (5)
4 months ago

Reed (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game versus the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Despite turning in limited showings all week, Reed was termed by head coach Jay Gruden as looking "like a ballerina out there" Friday. If he's indeed closing in on the end of his recovery from an AC joint separation in his left shoulder, Reed could yield fruit against a Giants defense that has surrendered 77.8 yards per game and two touchdowns to tight ends over the last eight outings.

Jordan Reed
TE WAS (5)
4 months ago

Reed (shoulder) is considered questionable to play Sunday against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Reed's shoulder injury kept him limited in practice this week, but coach Jay Gruden was impressed by his performance Friday, saying, "Jordan looks great, he looks like a ballerina out there." Given that vote of confidence, it seems likely that Reed will suit up Sunday, but fantasy owners should still confirm his Week 17 status before setting their lineups.

Jordan Reed
TE WAS (5)
4 months ago

Reed (shoulder) was again limited at practice Thursday, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Notably, head coach Jay Gruden relayed to John Keim of ESPN.com that Reed "did a lot more today" than he did Wednesday and "looks good," adding that he's on the path to active status Sunday against the Giants. In order to avoid an injury designation at week's end, Reed may have to practice in full Friday, meaning a listing of questionable is more than likely at this point.

Jordan Reed
TE WAS (5)
4 months ago

Reed (shoulder) was a limited practice participant Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

The Redskins kept Reed on the shelf last week due to the lingering effects of a Grade 3 AC joint separation in his left shoulder. Upon Reed's return to practice Wednesday, head coach Jay Gruden noted afterward that the tight end is progressing in his recovery, which is a "good sign" for him to suit up Sunday against the Giants. In the end, Reed's status will be watched closely as the week progresses to ensure game action is possible in the regular season finale.

Jordan Reed
TE WAS (5)
4 months ago

Reed (shoulder) was warming up with his teammates ahead of Wednesday's practice session, Brian McNally of 106.7 The Fan reports.

EDGE Analysis

While Reed's level of participation won't be disclosed until after practice Wednesday, it's encouraging nonetheless that the star tight end was able to get back on the field in some capacity Wednesday. He's been limited by a Grade 3 shoulder separation suffered on Thanksgiving against the Cowboys, which has caused him to miss two games late in the season. His progress throughout the week will shed light on his status heading into Sunday's regular season finale, but if he's ultimately unable to play once again, Vernon Davis will be in line to make another start at tight end.

Jordan Reed
TE WAS (5)
4 months ago

Coach Jay Gruden indicated Monday that Reed (shoulder) is viewed as day-to-day.

EDGE Analysis

Meanwhile, per the Washington Post, the tight end's left shoulder will be evaluated Wednesday, but at this stage, the team isn't sure if Reed will be able to give it a go Sunday against the Giants.

Jordan Reed
TE WAS (5)
4 months ago

Reed (shoulder) is inactive for Sunday's Week 16 tilt versus the Bears, the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, the star tight end will be sidelined, potentially opening up extended opportunities for backup Vernon Davis, as well as top pass-catchers DeSean Jackson, Jamison Crowder and Pierre Garcon.

Jordan Reed
TE WAS (5)
4 months ago

Reed (shoulder) is unlikely to play Saturday against Chicago, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

EDGE Analysis

Reed didn't practice all week due to a Grade 3 shoulder separation, so this wouldn't be a surprise. lthough coach Jay Gruden said Thursday that Reed could possibly suit up Saturday, this report continues a negative outlook, which should have Vernon Davis prepared for an expanded role.