The concussions are adding up for the Washington Redskins, and this week, they’ll be without two of their better players because of them.
On Saturday, the team ruled out tight end Jordan Reed and rookie safety Su’a Cravens for Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Reed suffered a concussion in practice this week. It is his fifth dating back to his college days, and the issue has kept him from playing more than 14 games in any of his three seasons prior to this one. When he’s been on the field, he’s been perhaps Kirk Cousins’ favorite target, with 1,268 yards and 13 touchdowns in 19 games the past two seasons.
Cravens, the team’s second-round pick out of USC this spring, was off to an impressive rookie season before a concussion kept him out of last Sunday’s win over the Baltimore Ravens. In four games with one start, Cravens has 13 tackles, 1 interception and 3 passes defensed.