Jordan Reed remains in concussion protocol

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Tight end Jordan Reed has not played a regular-season game since Dec. 9, 2018. He missed all of last season after a seventh reported concussion.

He remains on Washington’s roster, and new coach Ron Rivera revealed this weekend that Reed remains in concussion protocol after being diagnosed with his latest head injury during an Aug. 22 preseason game against Atlanta.

“Jordan Reed is still going through the concussion protocol,” Rivera said, via Jourdan Rodrigue of TheAthletic.com. “He’s a very veteran guy. We have an opportunity to bring in a guy like Greg Olsen, so that’s one of the positions where we have identified, said, ‘Hey, we do need to have a veteran guy at that position one way or another.'”

Washington is in the running for Olsen, along with Buffalo and Seattle.

Whether Washington signs Olsen or not, the team is expected to move on from Reed. Washington can save $8.5 million in cap space with his release.

Based on Rivera’s comments, Reed’s future in the NFL remains very much a question mark.

Reed returned to practice on a limited basis three weeks after the helmet-to-helmet hit he took against the Falcons. The last time he practiced was Sept. 12, with Washington placing Reed on injured reserve Oct. 12.

Six months since being diagnosed with his latest concussion, Reed still is not cleared to return.

7 responses to “Jordan Reed remains in concussion protocol

  1. I do not consider myself hypersensitive to concussions, but when someone cannot clear the NFL’s initial concussion protocol for such an extended period of time, or is an oft-repeating injury, I hope for them that they make good decisions for their personal health’s sake over the long term.

    Health is Wealth.

  2. I loved Reed as a player. Amazing agility and excellent YAC rate.

    But that’s all over now.

    7 concussions (reported) is just too much.

    God speed Jordan.

  3. I hope, for his own sake, that he retires with an injury settlement. I’m sure that his family is very worried about his long term health. What a shame for a very good player.

  4. ckudrick says:
    February 17, 2020 at 5:36 pm
    I hope, for his own sake, that he retires with an injury settlement. I’m sure that his family is very worried about his long term health. What a shame for a very good player.
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    I don’t think a vested veteran can retire/leave with an injury settlement. I could be wrong, but I get your point. When he’s healthy (can’t cut an injured player like him) is to let the club cut him. If he retires, the team can go after the 2+ million in un-earned signing bonus.

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