Previously listed as questionable, Reed has struggled with concussions throughout his career, having now sustained six documented head injuries. Washington is fairly deep at the tight end position and will turn to Vernon Davis and Niles Paul against its division rival.
However, the Redskins don’t have another player who can replicate Reed’s skills. He’s made 33 receptions for 316 yards and two touchdowns thus far this season and broke out for an 87-catch, 952-receiving-yard, 11-touchdown season in 2015. That earned the 26-year-old Reed a five-year, $46.5MM extension this offseason, but this latest setback will extend the tight end’s streak of failing to play a 16-game season to four. Reed missed two games in 2015 and a combined 12 regular-season contests in 2013-14.
Davis and Paul have combined for 11 receptions and 110 yards this season.
Su’a Cravens will also be unavailable Sunday for the Redskins due to a concussion.
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