October 12, 2016
The Washington Redskins are unexpectedly dealing with a potentially devastating injury to one of their best players in advance of their Week 6 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles.
According to the Redskins' team website, "the Redskins are taking a 'cautious approach' with Reed, as he is currently being evaluated for a concussion after feeling some symptoms during the team’s Tuesday afternoon walkthrough."
This is particularly troubling because of the player involved, as Reed has suffered a dangerous number of concussions over the last five years.
This will be the sixth concussion for Jordan Reed in six years:— Neil Greenberg (@ngreenberg) October 12, 2016
2011 and 2012 with Florida Gators
2013 Week 9
2013 Week 11
2015 Week 4
It is perhaps even more troubling that Reed's concussion symptoms emerged without any known specific blow to his head.
On the season, Reed has 33 catches for 316 yards and 2 TDs. In the Eagles' Week 16 game against the Redskins last season in which the Eagles were eliminated from playoff contention, Reed caught 9 passes for 129 yards and 2 TDs.
If Reed cannot go, the Redskins' backup tight ends are Vernon Davis and Niles Paul.
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