IRJordan Reed
TE WAS (5)
1 month ago1 Comment

Redskins head coach Jay Gruden revealed Wednesday that Reed (hamstring) could require toe surgery, Kimberley A. Martin of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

It was a hamstring injury that had sidelined the tight end for the Redskins' past six games before he was eventually shut down for the season and moved to injured reserve earlier this week. While the hamstring remains the primary concern for Reed, surgery to address a more minor toe issue could help him get ahead of a potential setback that might crop up in 2018. Even if Reed enters the upcoming campaign with a clean bill of health, history suggests it won't be long before he's back in the trainer's room tending to an injury of some sort.

IRJordan Reed
TE WAS (5)
1 month ago

The Redskins placed Reed (hamstring) on injured reserve Tuesday, Stephen Czarda of the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

The will he or won't he return has reached its conclusion, as the Redskins have opted for the former with their No. 1 tight end. With a hamstring injury capping Reed to six games, he'll finish 2017 with career lows in receptions (27), targets (35) and receiving yards (211), while reaching the end zone twice. For the remainder of the campaign, Vernon Davis will be the most-utilized TE on the roster, but Niles Paul and even Jeremy Sprinkle should earn some reps.

IRJordan Reed
TE WAS (5)
1 month ago

Reed (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's road game against the Chargers.

EDGE Analysis

Earlier in the week, head coach Jay Gruden noted injured reserve hasn't been considered for Reed at this point in the season, suggesting the tight end may make an appearance by Week 17. That said, Reed hasn't played since Week 8 or took part in practice since Week 10, so there's no telling when his health will improve enough to suit up on game day. In the meantime, the duo of Vernon Davis and Niles Paul will handle TE reps.

IRJordan Reed
TE WAS (5)
1 month ago

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said injured reserve isn't an option for Reed (hamstring) at this juncture, even though the tight end is expected to miss a sixth straight game Sunday against the Chargers, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.

EDGE Analysis

Reed hasn't played in a game since Week 8 or practiced since Week 10, and the Redskins essentially have fallen out of the playoff hunt during his prolonged absence. The team has no real incentive to rush him back into action if he's still struggling, but there's also not much point in ruling out a return at some point after Week 14. Vernon Davis and Niles Paul have been filling in at tight end, with the latter eating into the former's targets the past couple weeks.

IRJordan Reed
TE WAS (5)
1 month ago

Reed (hamstring) isn't expected to play in Sunday's road game against the Chargers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

In line for a sixth consecutive DNP, Reed remained a spectator at Wednesday's practice, per JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington. Since injuring his hamstring Week 8, Reed's only activity occurred during Week 10 prep, when he managed a pair of limited sessions. Until he proves his health in practice, he doesn't seem like a candidate for active status on game day. Expect Vernon Davis to continue holding down the fort at tight end.

IRJordan Reed
TE WAS (5)
1 month ago

Reed (hamstring) isn't practicing Wednesday, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Reed hasn't played in a game since Week 8 and hasn't practiced in any capacity since managing two limited sessions Week 10. It's fair to question whether he'll play again this season, especially now that the Redskins are out of the playoff hunt. Given the length of his absence, Reed presumably will need to prove his health on the practice field before he's cleared for a game. Vernon Davis and Niles Paul have been filling in at tight end, with the latter getting much more involved the past three weeks.

IRJordan Reed
TE WAS (5)
2 months ago1 Comment

Reed (hamstring) didn't take part in Monday's practice, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Because the Redskins played on Thursday last week, the team opted to hold an unofficial practice Monday, but the first injury report in advance of the Week 14 matchup against the Chargers won't be issued until Wednesday. At that point, a better read on Reed's status should become available, but his lack of involvement Monday points to the tight end likely being listed as a non-participant for Wednesday's session. Reed has missed the Redskins' last five games due to the hamstring injury, paving the way for Vernon Davis to see extended snaps at tight end.

IRJordan Reed
TE WAS (5)
2 months ago

Reed (hamstring) has been ruled out for Thursday's game at Dallas, Stephen Czarda of the Redskins' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Reed will extend his DNP streak to six games due to a lingering hamstring injury, which kept him out of practice this week. "Your guess is as good as mine, but obviously there is an issue there otherwise I would like to think he would be further along now, but we just have got to get him healthy," head coach Jay Gruden said of Reed. The Redskins will receive an extended break after Thursday's game, taking the field Dec. 10 versus the Chargers, so Reed will be afforded additional time to recover in order to make his next appearance. In his stead, Vernon Davis will continue to hold down the fort at tight end.

IRJordan Reed
TE WAS (5)
2 months ago

Reed (hamstring) did not participate in Tuesday's practice, John Kelm of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It looks like Reed is on track to miss his fifth straight game after missing two practices to start a short week. Expect an official update on Reed's status to come in the next day or so, while veteran Vernon Davis will continue operating as the team's starting tight end in his absence.

IRJordan Reed
TE WAS (5)
2 months ago

Reed (hamstring) wasn't present for the Redskins' practice Monday, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

According to Keim, Reed wasn't among the injured Washington players that worked out on the side field with athletic trainers, suggesting he's trending toward another absence for Thursday's game against the Cowboys. While Reed has been sidelined the last four contests, Vernon Davis has taken over as the Redskins' starting tight end, hauling in 16 of 27 targets for 215 yards during that span.