One of the NFL’s rising stars will not see the field again this week.
Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed will miss his second consecutive game with a concussion. He was limited in practice early on Wednesday, but didn’t practice yesterday or today. Head coach Jay Gruden said Reed didn’t take a step back.
“I don’t think he had a setback, I just think that they didn’t really clear him,” Gruden told the media via Redskins.com. “That’s all. That’s all I can say. I don’t even try to argue or ask why. I just (asked), ‘is he cleared or not?’ The answer’s no. So we’ll hopefully get him back next week.”
Reed suffered the concussion two weeks ago against the Baltimore Ravens. He admitted he knew his injury was concussion immediately, but continued to keep playing.
“Yeah, I’m not going to put words in his mouth but I don’t know if he meant he ‘hid’ it,” Gruden said via the Washington Times’ Todd Dybas. “I think he might’ve meant he knew when he got hit and got it. I don’t know if there is a difference there, but obviously we want our players to be honest, especially with the significance of the concussion. We don’t condone that in any way. I think, like I said, I don’t think really he noticed he felt any concussion issues until Tuesday, if that makes sense.”
This is Reed’s fifth documented concussion. He caught 11 touchdown passes in 2015 and had 2 this season.