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.
Reed (hamstring) isn't practicing Wednesday, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. Reed hasn't played in a game since Week 8 and hasn't practiced in any capacity since managing two limited sessions Week 10. It's fair to question whether he'll play again this season, especially now that the Redskins are essentially out of the playoff hunt. Given the length of his absence, Reed presumably will need to prove his health on the practice field before he's cleared for game action. Vernon Davis and Niles Paul have been filling in at tight end, with the latter getting much more involved the past three weeks.
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