LANDOVER, Md. (CBSDC) — The Washington Redskins will be without Jordan Reed against the New York Giants after the recently concussed tight end suffered a setback prior to kickoff.
Reed’s status was downgraded after he experienced a headache before Sunday night’s game according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
He was inactive last week against the San Francisco 49ers, but head coach Mike Shanahan stated the rookie tight end would play barring a setback. As of late Saturday night it was reported Reed would have a green light to suit up in Washington’s primetime finale.
Reed had passed mandatory concussion-related tests this week and was expected to play.
Reed’s absence means Fred Davis is active for a second consecutive week.
Also inactive for the Redskins are fullbacks Darrel Young and Niles Paul, leaving Evan Royster to start at the position. It had be speculated tight end Logan Paulsen could see time in the backfield.
Young had been sidelined with a hamstring injury and did not practice until Friday when he was limited. Paul has been battling an unspecified illness and was absent from Redskins Park this week, per doctor’s orders.
The Redskins inactive list is rounded out by Chase Minnifield, Brandon Jenkins, Josh LeRibeus, and Rex Grossman. Minnifield was signed off the practice squad earlier this week.
For the visiting Giants, quarterback Ryan Nassib, cornerback Corey Webster, running back Brandon Jacobs, cornerback Trumaine McBride, offensive lineman Stephen Goodin, tight end Adrien Robinson, and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul are inactive.