Two of Washington’s top players received some encouraging news prior to their international trip.
When the Redskins fly over the Atlantic Ocean en route to London Josh Norman and Jordan Reed will be on the plane.
Norman and Reed have both reached the final stages of the NFL’s concussion protocol and are on pace to play when the team takes on the Cincinnati Bengals, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
The two practiced on Wednesday on a limited basis. Following Wednesday’s session, the cornerback and tight end were optimistic that they would pass. Today’s news was a clear indication that the two have a good shot at playing.
Norman was concussed last week against the Detroit Lions. The fifth-year corner has played well in his first year in Washington. In seven games, Norman’s complied 27 tackles, one interception and eight passes defended.
On offense, Reed has been the Redskins’ most reliable playmaker. The tight end’s caught 33 passes for 316 yards to go with two touchdowns in five games.
Reed’s productivity on the field is becoming overshadowed by his alarming concussion history. He’s been diagnosed with five concussions during his four-year NFL career. His latest concussion forced him to miss the team’s last two games.