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.
The Redskins placed Reed (hamstring) on injured reserve Tuesday, Stephen Czarda of the team's official site reports. The "will he or won't he" return has reached its conclusion, as the Redskins have opted for the former with their No. 1 tight end. With a hamstring injury capping Reed to six games, he'll finish 2017 with career lows in receptions (27), targets (35) and receiving yards (211), while reaching the end zone twice. For the remainder of the campaign, Vernon Davis will be the most utilized TE on the roster, but Niles Paul and even Jeremy Sprinkle should earn some reps.
Reed (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's road game against the Chargers. Earlier in the week, head coach Jay Gruden noted injured reserve hasn't been considered for Reed at this point in the season, suggesting the tight end may make an appearance by Week 17. That said, Reed hasn't played since Week 8 nor taken part in practice since Week 10, so there's no telling when his health will improve enough to suit up on game day. In the meantime, the duo of Vernon Davis and Niles Paul will handle tight-end reps.
Reed (hamstring) isn't expected to play in Sunday's game against the Chargers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. In line for a sixth consecutive absence, Reed remained a spectator at Wednesday's practice, according to JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington. Since injuring his hamstring Week 8, Reed's only practice activity occurred during Week 10, when he managed a pair of limited sessions. Until he proves his health in practice, he doesn't seem like a candidate for active statuses on game days. Expect Vernon Davis to continue holding down the fort at tight end.
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