Redskins tight end Jordan Reed went to see a specialist on Thursday about the concussion that has kept him out of the last four games and the diagnosis has ended his season.
Grant Paulsen of 106.7 The Fan reports that coach Mike Shanahan said Thursday afternoon that Reed is done for the 2013 season. Per Shanahan, the specialist recommended that Reed not practice for three more weeks, which made the decision academic for the Redskins since they have a week and a day left in their practice schedule for the season.
Reed ends his rookie year with 45 catches for 499 yards and three touchdowns while playing in nine games. The end of the season is disappointing, but his play was promising enough for the Redskins to vault him over veteran Fred Davis on the depth chart. If he can stay healthy for all of the 2014 season and put up the same kind of per game numbers, he’d be one of the most productive tight ends in the league.
Davis, Niles Paul and Logan Paulsen are the tight ends left on the roster as the Redskins play out the string.