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The Redskins gained no certainty about Jordan Reed's status for the season opener Sunday in Philadelphia, but it does seem like the star tight end is getting closer to the field.

Reed sustained a concussion in the third preseason game in Atlanta a few weeks ago, and while he remains in the NFL's concussion protocol, Reed has now taken part in portions of practice for three days in a row.

Washington head coach Jay Gruden said that a decision should come Saturday morning about Reed's availability for the Eagles game but on Friday, Gruden listed Reed as questionable. The tight end is yet to be cleared for full contact. 

Elsewhere on the injury report, cornerback Fabian Moreau will miss Sunday's game. Moreau basically started all 16 games last season as the Redskins slot cornerback, and with his absence, the team is expected to play rookie Jimmy Moreland a healthy amount at the position. Moreland impressed during training camp and preseason, but he's also a seventh-round rookie from James Madison. 

Quarterback Colt McCoy is also out for the Eagles game, which is a bit ironic as he's still dealing with a broken bone from playing in Philadelphia last December. 

Defensive linemen Caleb Brantley and Cassanova McKinzy are also questionable for the game. With just four outside linebackers on the roster, the Redskins sort of need McKinzy to play, even though he sustained a concussion in the fourth preseason game against Baltimore. It's unclear if McKinzy has been totally cleared from the NFL's concussion protocol at this point. 

 

Should Brantley not be able to play, Washington could use newly signed defensive lineman Treyvon Hester in his place. Interestingly, Hester last played with the Eagles and was released last week as part of roster cuts. 

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