The status of Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed looks to be in serious doubt again this week as he was not at practice during the time when it was open to the media. Reed has had a number of setbacks since suffering a concussion in week 11 and the question facing both Reed and the Redskins is whether or not they should go ahead and shut him down for the rest of the season.
It is certainly possible that Reed could come back and play this year. However, for a team trying to make the sale that Robert Griffin III should be shut down for the sake of his long term health and getting a full offseason to have him ready and 100% for next season, the same approach looks prudent for one of their brightest young talents from this year.
In spite of missing a couple games, Reed is still second on the team in receptions with 45 along with 499 yards and 3 touchdowns. As much as Washington might want to have Kirk Cousins to have the most talent out there, the longterm future is about Reed catching passes from Griffin. No official announcement has been made, but it looks unlikely he will play this week and there will only be two games remaining in the season and concussions are not something to mess around with, especially with how serious this one has been.