Redskins tight end Jordan Reed diagnosed with concussion; Eagles game in doubt

ASHBURN — Redskins tight end Jordan Reed missed his second consecutive day of practice and his status for Sunday’s game against Philadelphia is in doubt.

Reed was scheduled to do some off-field exercise on Thursday. If he proves symptom-free he could be on the field for a non-contact practice on Friday and potentially be cleared to play after another on-field workout on Saturday.

But that’s a lot to ask in such a short time frame and Reed has a history of concussions – two documented during his time at the University of Florida and three admitted in the NFL. He also has a history of hiding symptoms so its possible Reed has sustained more than five concussions.

Washington coach Jay Gruden confirmed that Reed has been diagnosed with a concussion and is in the NFL’s concussion protocol. But he has not yet been ruled out for Sunday’s game vs. the Eagles. Reed will see the independent doctor again on Friday to make a final determination. But the concern has to be about whether so many concussions over a few years are career threatening for Washington’s top offensive threat.

“I don’t know. I think that’s a little bit out of my league,” Gruden said. “We have to just take each individual injury for what they are. We let the independent doctors and our doctors decide on how severe they are. That’s all I can say. Obviously, we want him to get well. He’s a very important part of our offense. But also we want him to get better from a personal standpoint.”

Meanwhile, inside linebacker Su’a Cravens (concussion) was back on the practice field for the second day in a row. He is in line to play against the Eagles on Sunday after missing last week’s game in Baltimore, but has yet to be cleared by an independent doctor for contact and was limited at practice on Thursday.

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