Jay Gruden delivered the Redskins first official injury report of the 2019 season, and for those seeking clarity on tight end Jordan Reed for this Sunday's season opener, none arrived.
Reed sustained a concussion two weeks ago against the Falcons in the third preseason game and has been in the NFL concussion protocol since. On Wednesday, Reed took to the practice field for the first time since the big hit in Atlanta, but Gruden explained that he remains in the protocol.
Returning to the field is a positive step for Reed, but now he must pass a concussion baseline test administered by an independent doctor before he can get cleared out of the protocol. That could happen soon, maybe even by Thursday, or it could take longer.
Asked when the team needs to make a decision on Reed for game-planning purposes, Gruden said there was no strict timetable. What the coach didn't say but this space will is that Reed is such a special player, if he's cleared to play as late as Saturday, the Redskins would want him on the field.
Elsewhere on the injury front, cornerback Fabian Moreau was not at practice and Gruden said that it's a "long shot" for the cornerback to play this week against the Eagles. Moreau has been dealing with an ankle injury.
The other players on Washington's injury report were a pair of defensive linemen in Caleb Brantley and Cassanova McKinzy. Brantley is still dealing with a foot injury sustained in training camp while McKinzy was concussed in the Redskins final preseason game against Atlanta. Stay tuned on their availability for Philadelphia.
Lastly, Colt McCoy did not practice and is still out while dealing with a broken bone in his ankle from last December. Gruden said McCoy is now working on a rehab plan and is progressing.
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