Jordan Reed, Jonathan Allen return to practice for Redskins

Chris Lingebach
September 18, 2019 - 2:39 pm
Jordan Reed, Jonathan Allen return to practice for Redskins

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Jordan Reed and Jonathan Allen returned to practice Wednesday, a welcomed progression for two of the most influential players on the Redskins.

Their absence has been painfully obvious on each side of the ball, with Washington's pass rush being significantly stymied since Allen went out with a sprained knee in the first half of a Week 1 loss in Philadelphia, and the offense operating at a less dynamic level than it otherwise would if Reed were available. Reed suffered a concussion in the Redskins' third preseason game and remains in concussion protocol.

UPDATE: Reed, Allen Both Miss Practice Thursday

The Redskins placed cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie on Injured Reserve and signed linebacker Noah Spence on Wednesday. Spence, 25, was a second-round draft pick in 2016 and played three seasons for the Buccaneers, before being waived by Tampa as a final roster cut in August. He's registered 34 combined tackles – three for a loss – and 6.5 sacks in the NFL.

Rodgers-Cromartie, 33, suffered tore a ligament in his ankle, according to The Athletic's Ben Standig. Rodgers-Cromartie was noticeably limping on the field during Sunday's loss to Dallas.

Updates from Jay Gruden's podium session:

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