Reed (toe) didn't participate in Wednesday's OTA session, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. Reed continues to recover from toe surgery and is expected to miss the entirety of OTAs because of it. The injury-riddled Reed has managed to play more than 12 games just once in his career and was limited to six last season due to a combination of shoulder, rib and hamstring issues. Redskins head coach Jay Gruden hopes to have Reed back to full health by training camp, when the tight end will attempt to get acclimated with new quarterback Alex Smith.
Redskins coach Jay Gruden seemed to confirm that Reed (hamstring) is recovering from toe surgery, Stephen Czarda of the Redskins' official website reports. "I think [Reed]'s had some procedures done on his toes and now it's just a matter of the rehab and he's been working hard at it," Gruden said. "He's been working on his upper body while his toe are recovering, so hopefully we'll see a 100 percent healthy Jordan by training camp." Reed missed most of training camp and the preseason while rehabbing a sprained toe last year, though it was a combination of shoulder, rib and hamstring injuries that ultimately cost him 10 regular-season games. He was said to be considering surgery on his lingering toe issue in December when the hamstring injury landed him on injured reserve, but there wasn't confirmation until Gruden's comments Tuesday. Reed likely will miss Organized Team Activities in May, but the Redskins are optimistic he'll be ready for training camp. If he can actually stay healthy, Reed shouldn't have too much trouble adjusting to Alex Smith, who has an impressive history of coaxing big seasons out of tight ends.
Reed (hamstring, toe) is unlikely to participate in Organized Team Activities in May, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports. Reed was considering toe surgery back in December, and while there hasn't been a report regarding his final decision, this seems to suggest he ended up having the procedure, or else his hamstring injury is lingering. Redskins coach Jay Gruden does anticipate having the tight end back at full health before Week 1, but that doesn't mean he'll have the luxury of a normal offseason. Reed made a career-low six appearances last season, bringing his total to 28 missed games through five years. He'll return to a Washington offense that looks much different from last season's, with Alex Smith replacing Kirk Cousins under center while Paul Richardson replaces Ryan Grant and Terrelle Pryor at wide receiver.
Redskins head coach Jay Gruden expects Reed (hamstring, toe) to be healthy for the 2018 season, Stephen Czarda of the team's official website reports. "We anticipate him being fully healthy," said Gruden. "If something does happen, knock on wood, which I don't think it will, we'll adjust like we have every year." After missing all of training camp with a toe injury, Reed never seemed truly healthy at any point in 2017, averaging 35.2 receiving yards across six appearances before landing on injured reserve in December due to a hamstring injury. While the hammy is expected to heal on its own, Reed was considering toe surgery back in December. There hasn't been any update on his final decision, but Gruden's recent comments suggest the tight end either avoided surgery entirely or else had a procedure from which he's expected to make a full recovery before training camp. Reed has missed 28 of 80 possible games in his five-year career, only once making more than 12 appearances in a season (14 in 2015). The change from Kirk Cousins to Alex Smith at quarterback will probably impact the Redskins' wideouts more so than Reed, considering Smith has a strong track record of feeding his tight ends, most notably Travis Kelce in Kansas City and Vernon Davis in San Francisco. As always, health is the leading concern.
Redskins head coach Jay Gruden revealed Wednesday that Reed (hamstring) could require toe surgery, Kimberley A. Martin of The Washington Post reports. It was a hamstring injury that had sidelined the tight end for the Redskins' past six games before he was eventually shut down for the season and moved to injured reserve earlier this week. While the hamstring remains the primary concern for Reed, surgery to address a more minor toe issue could help him get ahead of a potential setback that might crop up in 2018. Even if Reed enters the upcoming campaign with a clean bill of health, history suggests it won't be long before he's back in the trainer's room tending to an injury of some sort.
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|3||09/23||Green Bay Packers||6||5.38|
|5||10/09||@New Orleans Saints||5||5.22|
|8||10/28||@New York Giants||32||10.69|
|10||11/11||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||3||5.00|
|14||12/09||New York Giants||32||10.69|
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