Jordan Reed is still in concussion protocol, per Ron Rivera

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February 17, 2020 - 1:43 pm
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Six months after suffering a concussion, Redskins tight end Jordan Reed reportedly still has not recovered.

According to The Athletic's Jourdan Rodrigue, Redskins HC Ron Rivera says that Reed is still in concussion protocol.

Reed has been rumored to be a cap casualty for the Burgundy and Gold, and for his own well-being, that would be a blessing in disguise.

Concussions are all too common for Reed, who was drafted by the Redskins in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. The former Florida star has suffered seven documented concussions in just six seasons with the Redskins, and it appears that his time with the team may be coming to an end.

With a new coaching staff in place in the nation's capital, the Redskins have begun reshaping the roster to shed salary for the upcoming offseason. The Redskins waived CB Josh Norman and WR Paul Richardson on Friday, adding $15 million in cap space for the team to spend when free agency begins. The team also opted to release Chris Odom and Kenny Ladler, adding another $1 million to their cap.

If the Redskins opt to move on from Reed, the team would open up another $8.5 million in cap space.

Jordan Reed didn't play a down for the Redskins in 2019. After suffering a concussion in the third preseason game, Reed didn't take the field again.

Injuries have been synonymous with Reed, who has struggled to stay healthy during his tenure in Washington. With TE Vernon Davis now retired, Reed and Jeremy Sprinkle remain the only players on the active roster in the position group.

The Redskins brought in veteran Greg Olsen for a workout last week, following his release from the Panthers, and his services would be a huge addition to the Redskins' depth. 

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