Reed (concussion) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
A little over a week ago, then-head coach Jay Gruden said that Reed wasn't being considered for injured reserve. Now, Gruden has been relieved of his duties and Reed, likely after some re-evaluation, is headed for IR. The news -- especially given Reed's extensive history with head injuries -- likely ends the tight end's season and may put his career in jeopardy. 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 in Week 6.
Coach Jay Gruden said Wednesday that Reed (concussion) isn't being considered for injured reserve, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.
Though Reed hasn't practiced in nearly six weeks, the Redskins apparently believe the veteran tight end will return to the lineup without missing much additional time. It's worth noting, however, that return timetables for concussions are notoriously volatile, particularly for players like Reed with extensive histories of head injuries. Until he's able to get in some on-field work -- with or without contact -- Reed's 2019 debut shouldn't be considered imminent.
Reed (concussion) didn't practice Wednesday, Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic reports.
Reed hasn't returned to practice since sustaining a concussion during the third week of the preseason. 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 against the Patriots.