The Washington Redskins will be without tight end Jordan Reed on Sunday when they face the Philadelphia Eagles. Reed, whose injury status was updated to out from questionable, is the Washington’s top pass-catcher.
The 26-year-old Reed has been diagnosed with head injuries throughout his NFL career. This latest injury could lead him to miss more games this season because of past concussion injuries.
The Redskins will use Vernon Davis and Niles Paul more against the Eagles, which is one of the top teams thus far in the NFL regular season. The 3-2 Redskins can make some headway in the NFL East division with a win over the Eagles, which are at 3-1 this season. The Dallas Cowboys lead the division at 4-1.
Reed has 316 receiving yards on 33 catches with two touchdowns this season and is Washington’s best passing option. He recently signed a five-year $46.5 million contract last offseason so the Redskins won’t risk any more injuries if they want him back in the future.
Reed has missed 14 regular season games in his first three years in the league.
Washington lost their first two games of the season, to the Pittsburgh Steelers (38-16) and Dallas Cowboys (27-23). But they have won their last three games, against the New York Giants (29-27), Cleveland Browns (31-20) and Baltimore Ravens (16-10).
The Eagles are in a different level than those three teams and the Redksins will be tested Sunday if they are one of the better teams in the league.