Having played in just 52 of a possible 80 regular-season games since being a Redskins 2013 draft choice, Jordan Reed remains mired in an injury battle. And it will be a bit before Washington sees him in action again.
When asked if his top tight end will be able to participate in OTAs this year, Jay Gruden replied, “Heck no.”
Gruden said (via Rich Tandler of NBC Sports Washington) Reed underwent a procedure on a toe that’s bothered him for many months. He finished last season on IR and experienced toe, foot and hamstring trouble last season, one featuring a career-low six games.
“We’ve taken the necessary steps to get him right. He’s had some procedure done on his toes and now it’s just a matter of the rehab,” Gruden said this week. “He’s been working hard at it. He’s been working on his upper body while his toes are recovering.
“Hopefully we’ll see a healthy, 100 percent Jordan by training camp.”
The soon-to-be 28-year-old pass-catcher missed the final two months of last season. He suffered a toe injury early in training camp last year, one revealed to be a fracture, but returned in time for Week 1. However, the malady ended up sidetracking Reed’s season. Reed not returning until this year’s camp will mean the toe injury and subsequent rehab will have taken up roughly a year of his career.
Reed caught 27 passes for 211 yards last season. He played in 12 games in 2016 and posted a 686-yard, six-touchdown campaign. He’s set to count $10.14MM toward Washington’s cap this year.
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