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Jordan Reed

Jordan Reed

Tight End #86
Team: Washington Redskins
Ht / Wt:6'2" / 236 lb.
College:Florida
Age:30
Born:July 3, 1990
Drafted:2013 / Rd. 3 (85)
Draft Team:WAS

Jordan Reed: Linking up with 49ers

The 49ers and Reed reached an agreement on a one-year contract Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The rich get richer, but the addition of Reed comes with significant caveats. First and foremost, he has seven documented concussions on his medical chart and hasn't played a snap since Week 14 of the 2018 season. He finally cleared the protocol for head injuries this past February, only to be cut loose by Washington -- the sole organization he's ever known -- one day later. If he can stay healthy -- a big if -- Reed has some upside in an offense that doesn't have much experience at tight end behind George Kittle. For his career, Reed holds per-game averages of 81-830-6 on 110 targets.

August 3, 2020 11:52 AM EST

Jordan Reed: Drawing interest from NFL teams

Three NFL teams have expressed interest in signing Reed, who plays to play football in 2020, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Reed's concussion history, among other medical issues, led to retirement speculation after Washington released him in February. The 30-year-old visited with the Seahawks back in March, but he'll probably be looking for a team that has a greater need for a pass-catching tight end. The Seahawks signed Greg Olsen this offseason and hope to have Will Dissly (Achilles) back for Week 1. Potential fits include Arizona, Cincinnati, Green Bay, Indianapolis and San Francisco.

July 13, 2020 11:29 AM EST

Jordan Reed: Wants to continue career

Reed still wants to play football, ESPN.com's John Keim reports.

Analysis: Reed visited with the Seahawks in March but hasn't had any other reported visits. While his history of concussions and other injuries is worrisome, the soon-to-be 30-year-old tight end should at least be able to find an opportunity to compete for a role.

June 19, 2020 8:06 AM EST

Jordan Reed: Visits with Seattle

Reed visited the Seahawks on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: It's hard to see where Reed would fit with a team that signed Greg Olsen last month. Whatever the case, this is the first reported visit for the oft-injured 29-year-old, who was released by Washington three weeks ago but reportedly has cleared the NFL's concussion protocol. Some teams probably won't be comfortable signing a player with Reed's concussion history.

March 13, 2020 6:26 AM EST

Jordan Reed: Finally cut by Washington

Reed was released by Washington on Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The transaction saves the team $8.5 million and leaves a $1.8 million dead-cap charge behind, helping create more flexibility after the recent cuts of CB Josh Norman and WR Paul Richardson. Reed finally managed to clear the NFL's concussion protocol earlier this week, after missing the entire 2019 campaign with a head injury he suffered during the preseason. The veteran tight end will turn 30 in July, and while his lengthy injury history inspired rumors of retirement, Reed reportedly wants to continue his NFL career in 2020 (per John Keim of ESPN.com).

February 20, 2020 1:31 PM EST

Jordan Reed: Intends to continue career

Reed "100 percent" intends to continue his NFL career and has cleared the league's concussion protocol, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Reed has a storied history with head injuries, and he sat out the entire 2019 regular season while in the concussion protocol due to an injury sustained in the third week of the preseason. The Redskins are expected to release Reed in the near future, per Ben Standig of The Athletic, which would clear out $8.5 million in cap space for the team. Now having received medical clearance, and with a fresh start likely around the corner, Reed's coveted abilities as a pass catcher should garner real interest from clubs around the league despite his worrisome concussion history.

February 19, 2020 10:24 AM EST

Jordan Reed: Clears concussion protocol

Reed has been cleared from the NFL's concussion protocol and likely will be released by Washington soon, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: A report earlier this week suggested Reed was still in the protocol, but that's apparently no longer the case. Clearing out $8.5 million in cap space will be an easy decision for the team, unless there's some discussion of a pay cut beforehand. It isn't clear if Reed intends to continue his football career, as he has a worrisome history of concussions, not to mention a slew of other injuries. He'll turn 30 in July.

February 19, 2020 9:06 AM EST

Jordan Reed: Dealing with concussion symptoms

Reed remains in the concussion protocol, Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Reed has a long history of head injuries, with his most recent occurring in the third week of the 2019 preseason. He returned to limited practices a few weeks later, but he didn't log any level of participation after Sept. 12 and was then placed on injured reserve a month later. The 29-year-old tight end faces an uncertain future, as he's believed to be considering retirement and could be a cap casualty for Washington even if he decides to continue his football career. Reed has suffered seven documented concussions over the past six years.

February 17, 2020 6:46 AM EST

Jordan Reed: Unlikely to stay in Washington

Reed (concussion) could be a cap casualty this offseason, and he may even consider retirement, ESPN.com's John Keim reports.

Analysis: The oft-injured tight end missed the entire 2019 campaign due to concussion symptoms, the latest in a long line of brain injuries. Reed presumably would need to accept a pay cut to have any shot at staying in Washington, as the team can free up $8.5 million in cap space if he's released this offseason. A few of Reed's teammates said they expect him to continue his career, but the 29-year-old hasn't publicly commented on his plans.

February 7, 2020 10:15 AM EST

Jordan Reed: Lands on IR

Reed (concussion) was placed on injured reserve on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: A little over a week ago, then-head coach Jay Gruden said that Reed was not being considered for injured reserve. Now, Gruden has been relieved of his duties and Reed, likely after some re-evaluation, is headed for IR. This, especially given Reed's extensive history with head injuries, likely ends the tight end's season. With Vernon Davis also in concussion protocol, the Redskins will move forward with Jeremy Sprinkle and Jerome Cunningham as their top healthy options at tight end.

October 12, 2019 10:24 AM EST

Jordan Reed: Not a candidate for IR

Coach Jay Gruden said Wednesday that Reed (concussion) isn't being considered for injured reserve, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: Despite not having practiced in nearly six weeks, it appears as though the Redskins believe Reed will return to the lineup without missing much more time. The 29-year-old tight end is working his way back from the seventh concussion of his career. Reed will need to fully clear the league's protocol for head injuries before retaking the field, and he doesn't yet appear to be making tangible progress on that front. His final step will be to receive clearance from an independent neurologist.

October 2, 2019 2:18 PM EST

Jordan Reed: Not practicing Wednesday

Reed (concussion) didn't practice Wednesday, Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Reed hasn't returned to practice since sustaining a concussion during the third week of the preseason. He appears on track to miss Sunday's contest against the Patriots. With Vernon Davis also in the concussion protocol, it's possible that the Redskins could be forced to rely on Jeremy Sprinkle and Jerome Cunningham as their only healthy options at tight end Week 5.

October 2, 2019 12:18 PM EST

Jordan Reed: Ruled out again

Reed (concussion) is ruled out for Sunday's divisional matchup against the Giants, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Reed is set to miss his fourth consecutive game of the season, paving the way for Vernon Davis to draw another start at tight end. The 29-year-old's career appears to be hanging in the balance as he works to recover from his seventh known concussion dating back to college. At the least, Reed has yet to resume practicing since suffering the head injury during the third week of the preseason, and he doesn't appear to be making significant progress through the NFL's five-step concussion protocol.

September 27, 2019 11:12 AM EST

Jordan Reed: Doesn't practice Wednesday

Reed (concussion) didn't participate in Wednesday's walkthrough, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Reed's career seems to be hanging in the balance at the moment. As he recovers from his seventh known concussion dating back to college, he's been evaluated by a number of specialists with the hope that he'll be able to play again, according to coach Jay Gruden. Until his head reacts well to increased activity -- or any activity at all, for that matter -- Reed won't be a candidate to return to the field. The Redskins will continue to trot out Vernon Davis at tight end in the meantime.

September 25, 2019 2:06 PM EST

Jordan Reed: Remains hopeful to play

Coach Jay Gruden relayed Tuesday that Reed (concussion) has consulted with multiple specialists and remains hopeful to continue his playing career, Craig Hoffman of 106-7 The Fan Washington reports.

Analysis: Reed has yet to resume practicing since sustaining the seventh diagnosed concussion of his career in the third week of the preseason, prompting a report from Adam Schefter of ESPN over the weekend suggesting the tight end's career could be over. For his part, Reed doesn't sound like he's planning to step away from the game due to concern about the cumulative effect of head injuries, but his fate will ultimately depend on him gaining clearance from doctors. At the very least, Reed's lack of recent on-field activity makes it likely that he'll miss additional games while he has yet to make much notable progress through the NFL's five-step concussion protocol.

September 24, 2019 12:41 PM EST

Jordan Reed: Career in the balance

Reed's career may be in danger due to his most recent concussion, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Reed suffered his seventh diagnosed concussion in preseason Week 3, which hasn't allowed him to approach potential game action in the meantime. On Saturday, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reported Reed was "weeks" away from gaining clearance from the protocol for head injuries, but the Redskins now are worried that he won't get back on the field at all. While Reed aims to get healthy, Vernon Davis and Jeremy Sprinkle will take on tight end reps.

September 22, 2019 8:26 AM EST

Jordan Reed: Not close to returning

Reed (concussion) may be "weeks" from gaining clearance to play, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.

Analysis: Reed initially suffered the concussion in preseason Week 3, marking his seventh known head injury since his days at the University of Florida. He'll miss his third consecutive game to begin the season Monday against the Bears, and if Finlay's report proves to be true, Reed isn't close to getting through the league's protocol. As long as Reed is sidelined, the Redskins will lean on Vernon Davis and Jeremy Sprinkle at tight end.

September 21, 2019 3:43 PM EST

Jordan Reed: Ruled out this week

Reed (concussion) has been ruled out for Monday night's game against the Bears, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Reed will thus log a third straight absence to start the season, which sets the stage for Vernon Davis to continue to serve as Washington's top pass-catching tight end Monday.

September 21, 2019 12:11 PM EST

Jordan Reed: Out of practice yet again

Reed (concussion) didn't practice Friday, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Reed is trending toward a third straight absence to start the season as his team prepares for Monday's game against the Bears. It's another nice opportunity for Vernon Davis, albeit against a stellar defense.

September 20, 2019 11:23 AM EST

Jordan Reed: Sits out Thursday

Reed (concussion) was a non-participant at Thursday's practice, Craig Hoffman of 106-7 The Fan Washington reports.

Analysis: Reed is closing in on one month in the concussion protocol and now has missed back-to-back practices (also, last Friday). Considering he was listed as limited on each of the first five injury reports of the season, it appears he may have suffered a setback in his recovery. While his noted history with head injuries doesn't bode well for an appearance anytime soon, the Redskins have yet to rule Reed out for Monday's contest against the Bears. In the end, veteran tight end Vernon Davis seems poised for another start.

September 19, 2019 11:50 AM EST

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