Reed (knee) was moved to injured reserve Saturday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
Reed is expected to be out 6-to-8 weeks due to a left knee sprain, so this always felt like the logical conclusion. Ross Dwelley is slated to back up George Kittle, who will make his return Sunday against the Eagles following a two-game absence.
Coach Kyle Shanahan said Reed may be out 6-to-8 weeks due to a left knee sprain, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Reed was nicked up twice during Sunday's win versus the Giants, suffering an ankle injury first before being knocked out for good with the knee injury. The 49ers placed Reed on IR on Monday, and while he can technically be activated as of Oct. 25 to play at New England, it appears his absence will extend into November. Meanwhile, the team will evaluate top tight end George Kittle at Wednesday's practice to determine if a return Week 4 against the Eagles is possible. If not, Ross Dwelley will assume the role of No. 1 TE in San Francisco in the short term.
The 49ers placed Reed (knee) on injured reserve Monday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Reed suffered a pair of left leg injuries during Sunday's win against the Giants, the latter of which has been determined to be a sprained knee. The issue will force him to miss at least the next three games, making his next chance to suit up Oct. 25 at New England. Elsewhere in the 49ers' group of tight ends, George Kittle has missed the last two contests due to an MCL sprain and bone bruise in his left knee, and it's unclear yet if he'll be able to return this Sunday versus the Eagles. In Week 3, Ross Dwelley filled in for both of them, catching four passes for 49 yards.
The 49ers ruled Reed (knee/ankle) out of Sunday's contest versus the Giants, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.
Reed performed admirably Week 2 against the Jets in place of George Kittle (knee), hauling in seven of eight passes for 50 yards and two touchdowns. That said, Reed was in and out during the first half of Sunday's game, having his left ankle examined first before his left knee forced him out for good. He'll finish with two catches (on six targets) for 23 yards. For the rest of the 49ers' Week 3 tilt, Ross Dwelley will serve as the team's No. 1 tight end.
Reed had his left knee examined on the sideline during the second quarter of Sunday's game versus the Giants, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
It was the second time Reed left the contest after having his left ankle or foot looked at in the first quarter. As the 49ers went to the locker room at halftime, he walked slowly with his teammates, per Jennifer Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area. If Reed eventually is ruled out, the team will be down to Ross Dwelley and Charlie Woerner at tight end.
Reed (ankle) returned to Sunday's game against the Giants, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Good news for the banged up 49ers, who are already without star tight end George Kittle (knee) this week. Reed should thus remain a key target for QB Nick Mullens in Week 3.
Reed was forced out of Sunday's game against the Giants with an ankle injury, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
Yet another injury for the 49ers, who are already without star tight end George Kittle (knee) this week. Next up for the team's looks at the position are Ross Dwelley and Charlie Woerner.
Reed will have another opportunity to fill in for George Kittle (knee), who has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Giants, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Reed played only 46 percent of offensive snaps in last week's 31-13 win over the Jets, but he ran a route on 63 percent of the QB dropbacks and finished with a 7-50-2 receiving line on a team-high eight targets. He should be a big part of the passing game again, though it'll be Nick Mullens starting at quarterback this week, rather than Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle).
Reed caught seven of eight targets for 50 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 31-13 win over the Jets.
Reed put on his best George Kittle (knee) impression, leading the team in targets and catches as the starting tight end with Kittle inactive. He did well to toe the sideline and dive for the pylon for an 18-yard touchdown in the second quarter, then added a four-yard score just before halftime. Kittle's expected to return in Week 3 and push Reed back into a lesser role, but this performance shows that Reed's capable of stepping up should Kittle need to miss any additional time. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo exited at halftime with an ankle injury, and the entire 49ers' passing game will be tough to trust despite a favorable matchup against the Giants next week if Garoppolo can't go.
Reed is in line for an elevated workload after George Kittle (knee) was ruled out for Sunday's road game against the Jets, Keiana Martin of the 49ers' official site reports.
In the midst of playing 61 of 62 snaps on offense in the 49ers' season-opening loss to the Cardinals, Kittle suffered a sprained left knee. Meanwhile, Reed logged 10 such snaps, Ross Dwelley got seven, and Charlie Woerner was on the field for one. Due to Reed's known history of concussions, he's somewhat of a risky play, but he did gather in both of his targets for 12 yards in his first game with San Francisco.
Reed caught both of his targets for 12 yards in Sunday's 24-20 loss to Arizona.
Reed had a pedestrian debut with his new club, but none of San Francisco's receivers ended up with more than four catches. The 30-year-old is no longer an every-down starter due to his injury history and the presence of star tight end George Kittle. The latter actually suffered a knee injury in this one, so Reed could find himself in a favorable fantasy situation against the Jets next week if his teammate is unable to heal up by Sunday.
Reed survived the 49ers' final roster cutdown and will be one of four tight ends on San Francisco's 53-man unit heading into Sunday's season opener versus the Cardinals.
Reed's football career was in question after he suffered his seventh documented concussion last season, but a healthy training camp in San Francisco has the tight end ready to resume playing. The 30-year-old will be a backup for the first time since his rookie season, but the reduced role could help keep the veteran away from the medical tent. George Kittle is the clear top dog among the four tight ends on the roster, but head coach Kyle Shanahan has shown a proclivity for two tight-end sets in the past. Reed's elite route running and hands -- along with his mediocre blocking -- could also result in the him lining up in slot or out wide more often, especially with the 49ers' receiver corps looking questionable heading into Week 1. Reed could join the likes of Dallas Goedert and O.J. Howard as backup tight ends with some fantasy upside this season.
Reed took part in his first padded practice with the 49ers on Tuesday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Reed got off to a strong start with his new club, looking sharp while running routes and making a couple of tough catches in practice. The 30-year-old sustained the seventh documented concussion of his career last season and has dealt with myriad other injuries during his time in the NFL, but he looked healthy enough for Maiocco to add him back onto his 53-man roster projection. Reed won't be in line for a starting role at tight end for the first time since his rookie year in 2013, but a small role behind standout George Kittle could help Reed's durability, even if it limits his fantasy appeal.
The 49ers and Reed reached an agreement on a one-year contract Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
The rich get richer, but the addition of Reed comes with significant caveats. First and foremost, he has seven documented concussions on his medical chart and hasn't played a snap since Week 14 of the 2018 season. He finally cleared the protocol for head injuries this past February, only to be cut loose by Washington -- the sole organization he's ever known -- one day later. If he can stay healthy -- a big if -- Reed has some upside in an offense that doesn't have much experience at tight end behind George Kittle. For his career, Reed holds per-game averages of 81-830-6 on 110 targets.
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.
Reed cleared the NFL's concussion protocol Wednesday and likely will be released by Washington in the near future, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.
A report earlier this week suggested Reed was still in the protocol, but that's apparently no longer the case. Clearing out $8.5 million in cap space will be an easy decision for the team, unless there's some discussion of a pay cut beforehand. It isn't clear if Reed intends to continue his football career, as he has a worrisome history of concussions, not to mention a slew of other injuries. He'll turn 30 in July.
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