ASHBURN — Redskins tight end Jordan Reed will see an independent neurologist on Tuesday with the hope that he is cleared to return to practice this week and potentially play in Sunday’s game at Detroit.
Washington put together a solid performance on Sunday without Reed. Fellow tight end Vernon Davis caught a touchdown pass and had a 37-yard catch, too. Meanwhile, wide receivers Pierre Garcon, DeSean Jackson and Jamison Crowder combined for 13 receptions and the running game (230 yards, 33 carries) was dominant.
“We didn’t really call it differently [without Reed]. We had our standard runs. We had a couple more down-down, pull-around schemes maybe in that game than we have had in the past because of all the man coverage,” Gruden said. “But for the most part, we called our game. [Offensive coordinator] Sean [McVay] did a nice job. It was a good flow, good job mixing the run and the pass and the play-action. It was very effective for the most part.”
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Even with the missed game against Philadelphia on Sunday, Reed still leads Washington in catches (33) and is second in touchdowns (two) and receiving yards (316).
Reed has had six documented concussions in his football career dating to college at Florida. And so the Redskins are being cautious. Reed can’t practice anyway until he remains symptom-free after off-field exercise.
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