Reed caught six of eight targets for 55 yards and lost a fumble in Sunday's 21-9 loss to the Colts.
Reed finished second on the team in targets and catches, as well as third in yards. Unfortunately for the tight end, he lost a costly fourth-quarter fumble on Indianapolis' 21-yard line. With checkdown machine Alex Smith under center and an underwhelming group of wide receivers, Reed and receiving back Chris Thompson are both primed for big years.
Reed caught four of five targets for 48 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-6 win over the Cardinals.
Making his first in-game appearance since Week 8 of last season, Reed didn't quite get his accustomed volume but did take advantage of the opportunities he had. Alex Smith spread his 30 pass attempts around, with only Chris Thompson (seven targets) and Paul Richardson (six) getting more looks than the 28-year-old tight end. Reed gets a favorable matchup Week 2 against Indianapolis, though his volume could suffer if the Redskins jump out to another sizable lead and are able to lean on Adrian Peterson again.
Coach Jay Gruden relayed the news during a media session, adding that Reed is in "great shape." It appears managing Reed's workload throughout training camp and the preseason with his surgically repaired toe in mind has paid off. He'll turn his focus to Sunday's opponent, the Cardinals, who limited tight ends to 9.7 yards per catch, 6.0 yards per target and six touchdowns last season, though only 11 teams surrendered more receptions (75) to the position.
Reed (toe) won't suit up for Friday's preseason game versus the Broncos, Brian McNally of the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.
Reed will thus have one chance (Thursday, Aug. 30 in Baltimore) to make an appearance before the regular season. With the swap of Kirk Cousins for Alex Smith, Reed has only had practice to build chemistry with his new signal-caller. That said, Smith has worked with Travis Kelce and teammate Vernon Davis in previous stops, so a healthy Reed is a decent bet to repeat his production from previous seasons.
Reed (illness/toe) returned to practice Sunday, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
Reed's activity level continues to increase as he recovers from offseason toe surgery, but a virus kept him sidelined during Saturday's practice. The tight end has yet to appear in preseason action in order to avoid additional damage to his repaired toe, while his status for Friday's matchup against the Broncos is up in the air.
|Bye: Week 4|
|5||10/8/18||@ NO||8:15 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|12||11/22/18||@ DAL||4:30 pm|
|13||12/3/18||@ PHI||8:15 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|