The Washington Redskins have nothing to play for this season outside of pride, so there was no reason to risk any further injury to tight end Jordan Reed. Because of that, the team decided to place the 23-year-old talent on the injured reserve, ending his season.
Putting Reed on the I.R. isn’t unexpected as the move has been rumored for a few days now.
Washington had upgraded the status of Reed going into Week 15, though, he was still deemed questionable at best. However, Reed was still experiencing concussion like-symptoms the following morning and he was ruled out for the Week 15 matchup.
Continuing to deal with headaches, the tight end visited a concussion specialist who recommended that Reed not practice for another three weeks at minimum, giving Washington the opportunity to shut him down for medical reasons.
Hopefully, with rest, this is a situation that will go away for Reed and doesn’t prove to be a long term issue.
The young tight end will conclude his rookie season with 45 catches for 499 yards and three touchdowns.