ASHBURN — Redskins tight end Jordan Reed again did not participate in practice on Friday, but he has not yet been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Reed suffered his sixth documented concussion – two in college at Florida and four in the NFL – last Sunday in a win over the Baltimore Ravens. He must be able to do symptom-free workouts off the field and then on the field before being cleared to play by an independent neurologist.
So far, that hasn’t happened. Reed can still be cleared on Saturday, however, when the Redskins will have a walk through. But if he isn’t, expect veteran Vernon Davis to see an increase in targets. Davis has 10 catches so far this season, his first with Washington.
That’s up to [the doctors], really. If they say he’s OK, he’s OK,” Gruden said. “If Jordan feels OK, then he’ll be fine, but we wait and see A) how Jordan is feeling and then B) what the doctors say. Actually, the doctors are first, Jordan’s second.”
Reed is officially listed as questionable on the injury report. But while the team left the door open for him to play, it did not do the same for rookie wide receiver Josh Doctson.
Doctson has been bothered by a sore left Achilles tendon since May and has appeared in just two games during the regular season. He will sit for a fourth consecutive game this weekend.
“Try a different approach and see what happens, send him to somebody new, see what happens,” Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. “Try to…get to the bottom of it, see what’s going on down there. But, it’s been bothersome to him and we’ve got to figure out what it is. We haven’t figured it out yet.”
The other players listed as questionable for the Eagles game: Cornerbacks Bashaud Breeland (ankle) and Dashaun Phillips (hamstring) and inside linebacker Su’a Cravens (concussion). Cravens was limited in practice all week. Breeland was a full participant on Friday and has said he will be ready to play.
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