The Redskins will open the season against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday without starting tight end Jordan Reed, according to NBC Sports Washington’s JP Finlay.
Redskins TE Jordan Reed OUT for Week 1 game against Eagles, per source. Still dealing with concussion from 3rd preseason game.— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) September 7, 2019
Falcons safety Keanu Neal brought Reed down with a helmet-to-helmet hit that knocked his lid to the turf during the teams’ third preseason game. Neal was fined $28,075 for the play, which landed Reed in concussion protocol.
Reed missed a week of practice, but the Redskins were optimistic that he’d be ready to play by the start of the regular season after he returned in a limited capacity this week. However, it appears he’ll need at least another week to get the team doctors’ approval.
J.P. Holtz was promoted from the practice squad to slot alongside Vernon Davis and Jeremy Sprinkle on the team’s depth chart at tight end. Wide receiver Robert Davis was released in a corresponding move.
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