Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan announced today (Thursday) that tight end Jordan Reed did not pass his concussion test and is likely going to be out against the San Francisco 49ers. Reed suffered the concussion in the third quarter of the game against the Eagles, which they went on to lose in part because they lost both Reed and wide receiver Leonard Hankerson.
Reed has perhaps been the most pleasant surprise for Washington this season as he has been a great fit in the Redskins offense as a utility player. In 9 games, Reed has become the second most productive receiver on the Redskins, catching 45 passes for 499 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Given the way the Redskins season has gone, sitting at 3-7, the Redskins might be best served to be extremely conservative with Reed as he appears to have a bright future in the District of Columbia. As it is, Robert Griffin III will be likely without two of top three targets when the Redskins host the 49ers this week.