The Redskins officially placed rookie tight end Jordan Reed on injured reserve on Thursday according to the team’s website.
It is an unfortunate end to a breakout rookie season and quite frankly, it is a move that probably should have been made weeks ago. Reed has missed the last four games with a concussion and suffered at least two concussions while at the University of Florida.
Head coach Mike Shanahan told the media that the decision was made to finally put Reed on IR after a concussion specialist recommended Reed not practice for at least another three weeks.
(Needless to say, the Redskins will not be playing in another three weeks.) Reed ends the season with 45 catches for 499 yards and three touchdowns in nine games.
Reed will hopefully be healthy for the start of the Redskins’ offseason program.
It is a scary situation and hopefully will have a better outcome than the saga of former Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best, whose promising career never recovered from concussions suffered in his rookie year.