| Jordan Reed out, DeSean Jackson questionable -- Fri Sep 19 11:45 am --|
Niles Paul on the TE1 radar
|Wide receiver DeSean Jackson took part in some individual drills during Friday’s practice and will be listed as questionable for the Washington Redskins’ game on Sunday at Philadelphia. Tight end Jordan Reed (hamstring) has been ruled out. (Washington Post)|
FF Today's Take: A converted wide receiver, Niles Paul torched the Jaguars in Week 2 to the tune of 8 catches, 99 yards and 1 TD. If DeSean Jackson is limited or sits on Sunday, Paul would become the No.2 receiving option for Kirk Cousins. Jackson will test his shoulder in pregame warmups and be a gametime decision.
| Jordan Reed "could miss some time" -- Mon Sep 8 3:30 pm --|
Injured hamstring on only catch of Week 1
|TE Jordan Reed has shown flashes of great talent in his brief NFL career, but a concussion kept him out of seven games as a rookie and now another injury is threatening to cost him time in his second season with the Redskins. Reed hurt his hamstring while trying to hurdle a defender in the first half of Sunday’s loss to the Texans. Reed didn’t return to the game after the injury and coach Jay Gruden said at Monday’s press conference that it “could be some time” before he’s ready to return.
(Pro Football Talk)|
FF Today's Take: Niles Paul - a former college receiver - stepped up in a big way after Reed's departure and could give Washington some of the same explosiveness Reed does at the position if he is forced to miss multiple weeks. Given how conservative Gruden was with his passing attack in Week 1, Paul could actually be a worthwhile fantasy pickup while Reed is away.
| Jordan Reed to have MRI on hamstring -- Sun Sep 7 10:10 pm --|
Niles Paul fills in
|Jordan Reed, who missed seven games as a rookie because of thigh, knee and concussion issues, injured his hamstring while trying to pick up extra yardage on a four-yard reception late in the first quarter. Niles Paul took Reed’s place along with Logan Paulsen in two-tight end sets. (Washington Post)|
FF Today's Take: Reed will have an MRI on his hamstring according to head coach Jay Gruden. He said the injury was a concern and hinted that Reed could miss some time. Reed owners should be making other plans for their tight end position for at least Week 2 and likely beyond. Niles Paul caught four passes for 86 yards on four targets in Reed's absence.
| Jordan Reed practices fully, Orakpo limited -- Wed Sep 3 6:20 pm --|
Tight end dealing with sprained thumb
|Outside linebacker Brian Orakpo was limited in Wednesday’s practice by a sprained ankle, according to the Redskins’ injury report. Tight end Jordan Reed practiced fully despite receiving treatment for a thumb injury.
FF Today's Take: After an initial scare last week, Jordan Reed (thumb) has been able to return to practice fully and should be in starting lineups for week one. Meanwhile, Brian Orakpo is looking like a risky play in IDP leagues.
|Jordan Reed impressive in scrimmage vs. Pats -- Mon Aug 4 4:30 pm --|
Pats reporter believes TE is in line for big season
|Jordan Reed looks like a star. He was open all practice, and hauled in a really nice catch over the out-stretched arms of Darrelle Revis and Devin McCourty along the sideline. Reed is in line for a big season, especially with the Redskins having so many weapons at receiver (DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon and Andre Roberts). (Boston Globe)|
FF Today's Take: Reed has suffered four concussions dating back to college and it is that injury history that appears to be his biggest obstacle en route to becoming an elite fantasy tight end. While he can't be expected to maintain the 90-catch pace he had in eight games last season with a much less talented receiving corps, he figures to compete with Garcon to be the team's leader in touchdown catches.