| Jordan Reed cleared to play Week 7 -- Thu Oct 22 8:00 pm --|
Redskins get TE back after two-game absence
|Tight end Jordan Reed and left tackle Trent Williams both have received clearance to play on Sunday after being in the NFL’s concussion monitoring program, a person with knowledge of the situation said Thursday.
Reed has missed the last two games with a concussion, while Williams missed one game.
FF Today's Take: Reed is low-end TE1 when plays and takes some of the luster and upside off WR Jamsion Crowder. However, the Buccaneers have been one of the better teams against TEs, allowing only 1 TD, and are giving up the second fewest FPTs to the position.
| TE Jordan Reed intends to play this week -- Wed Oct 21 4:05 pm --|
|Redskins tight end Jordan Reed, who has missed the past two games with a concussion, said Wednesday that he fully intends to play Sunday against Tampa Bay. Both Reed and left tackle Trent Williams, who’s also recovering from a concussion, took limited part in Wednesday’s practice at Redskins Park. (Washington Post)|
FF Today's Take: Despite his enthusiasm, Jordan Reed has not been cleared for contact drills yet so stay tuned for more updates as he progresses through the week.
| Jordan Reed sits out of practice Wednesday -- Wed Oct 7 5:30 pm --|
|Tight end Jordan Reed also did not practice because of a concussion and his availability for Sunday remains uncertain. (Redskins.com)|
FF Today's Take: Jordan Reed's status for Week 5 remains in limbo. Reed is in concussion protocol and his owners will need to have another option ready to go if he is declared out for Sunday. Derek Carrier caught a couple of passes while filling in for Reed last week and would be in line for similar production if asked to do so again.
| Jordan Reed dealing with sprained MCL, concussion -- Mon Oct 5 4:00 pm --|
No timetable for return
|Washington HC Jay Gruden says Jordan Reed has a sprained MCL, but came back from that. He also has a concussion and is in the protocol. No timetable. (ESPN 980 on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Obviously, the concussion is the bigger issue here. Reed has reportedly suffered at least five concussions dating back to his college days at Florida, so Washington and fantasy owners could be looking at an extended absence - perhaps through the team's Week 8 bye. Derek Carrier is next up on the depth chart behind Reed.
| DeSean Jackson out for Week 4 -- Fri Oct 2 7:30 am --|
|Redskins source tells me DeSean Jackson is out Sunday and possibly longer. Said "not even close." (Britt McHenry on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Jackson will miss his grudge game against the Eagles leaving Pierre Garcon and TE Jordan Reed to be the top targets in the passing game for Kirk Cousins. Garcon is a WR3 consideration while Reed is a mid-range TE1.
| Giants rule DRC and Victor Cruz out -- Wed Sep 23 4:20 pm --|
New York thin in the secondary
|The New York Giants will be without top cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie for Thursday night's game against Washington, and wide receiver Victor Cruz will have to wait at least one more week for his return to the field. (ESPN.com)|
FF Today's Take: The injury to Dominick Rodgers-Cromartie leaves a defense that has been shredded the past two weeks with huge holes to fill in the secondary. Look for Kirk Cousins to test the Giants pass defense with Jordan Reed, Pierre Garcon and company on Thursday night. Additionally, New York released Preston Parker this week and Victor Cruz remains sidelined leaving the door wide open for Rueben Randle to stake his claim in the passing offense behind Odell Beckham Jr.
| DeSean Jackson expected to miss 3-4 weeks -- Mon Sep 14 12:23 pm --|
|Redskins WR DeSean Jackson expected to miss three to four weeks with strained hamstring, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Jackson posted a goose-egg in Week 1 after leaving early in the first quarter with a hamstring injury. In his absence, expect Pierre Garcon and TE Jordan Reed to be the top targets for Kirk Cousins. Reed posted a 7-63-1 line on 11 targets in Week 1.