Jordan Reed is a free agent at the time of publication, but the oft-injured tight end plans to continue his career after being released by Washington. He will turn 30 in July and missed the 2019 campaign after dealing with his seventh documented concussion. We'll see if a team takes a chance on him this year, but his Fantasy value is limited, even in the right situation. Reed was once considered a Fantasy tight end on the rise, especially after his 2015 season when he averaged 17.4 PPR points per game and played 14 games, but injuries never allowed him to fulfill his potential. Keep an eye on where he lands, and he could be worth a late-round pick, at best, in deeper leagues.
Three NFL teams have expressed interest in signing Reed, who wants to play football in 2020, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Reed's concussion history, among other medical issues, led to retirement speculation after Washington released him in February. The 30-year-old visited with the Seahawks back in March, but he'll probably be looking for a team that has a greater need for a pass-catching tight end. The Seahawks signed Greg Olsen this offseason and hope to have Will Dissly (Achilles) back for Week 1. Potential fits include Arizona, Cincinnati, Green Bay, Indianapolis and San Francisco.
Reed still wants to play football, ESPN.com's John Keim reports. Reed visited with the Seahawks in March but hasn't had any other reported visits. While his history of concussions and other injuries is worrisome, the soon-to-be 30-year-old tight end should at least be able to find an opportunity to compete for a role.
Reed visited the Seahawks on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. It's hard to see where Reed would fit with a team that signed Greg Olsen last month. Whatever the case, this is the first reported visit for the oft-injured 29-year-old, who was released by Washington three weeks ago but reportedly has cleared the NFL's concussion protocol. Some teams probably won't be comfortable signing a player with Reed's concussion history.
Reed was released by Washington on Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. The transaction saves the team $8.5 million and leaves a $1.8 million dead-cap charge behind, helping create more flexibility after the recent cuts of CB Josh Norman and WR Paul Richardson. Reed finally managed to clear the NFL's concussion protocol earlier this week, after missing the entire 2019 campaign with a head injury he suffered during the preseason. The veteran tight end will turn 30 in July, and while his lengthy injury history inspired rumors of retirement, Reed reportedly wants to continue his NFL career in 2020 (per John Keim of ESPN.com).
Reed said Wednesday that he "100 percent" intends to continue his NFL career after he cleared the league's concussion protocol, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. Reed has a long history with head injuries and spent nearly the past six months in the protocol after suffering his most recent concussion in the third week of the preseason. According to Ben Standig of The Athletic, the Redskins are expected to release Reed in the near future, clearing out $8.5 million in cap space in the process. Now having received medical clearance, and with a fresh start likely around the corner, Reed's coveted abilities as a pass catcher should garner real interest from clubs around the league, though his concussion concerns will probably make it difficult for him to secure a contract with significant guaranteed money.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|5||10/11||Los Angeles Rams||20||7.25|
|6||10/18||@New York Giants||25||8.00|
|9||11/08||New York Giants||25||8.00|
|14||12/13||@San Francisco 49ers||6||5.42|
|3 Year Avg||40||27||256||1||12||9.48||31|