Washington will be a bit shorthanded for its Week 6 tilt with the division rival Philadelphia Eagles. The team announced on Saturday that tight end Jordan Reed will be inactive for the game due to a concussion he suffered during last week's win over the Baltimore Ravens.
Redskins TE Jordan Reed ruled out of Eagles game with concussion https://t.co/lIXYnvqrdR— AP NFL (@AP_NFL) October 15, 2016
It's the fifth documented concussion of Reed's NFL career. He also suffered at least one concussion while in college at the University of Florida.
Teammate Trent Williams expressed concern for Reed earlier this week.
"As a friend, I'm extremely concerned for his health," Williams said, per the Washington Post. "Concussions are nothing to play with, especially for him."
Washington coach Jay Gruden said that neither he nor the independent neurologists on the sideline for each game were able to detect any hit that may have given Reed a concussion during the game against the Ravens.
Gruden was also asked whether he was concerned about the long-term effects of Reed suffering multiple concussions. His response: "That's a little bit out of my league. We have to just take each individual injury for what they are. We let the independent doctor and our doctors decide on how severe they are."
Reed will have to be cleared by an independent doctor before returning to practice and eventually to games. Washington faces Detroit and Cincinnati in Weeks 7 and 8 before going on a bye in Week 9. Given his history, it's entirely possible that we may not see him until Week 10.