Jordan Reed passes physical, signs 1-year deal with 49ers
Tight end Jordan Reed, who has a history of concussions, passed his physical with the 49ers and signed a one-year deal.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 9, 2020
Reed, 33, was released by Washington in February after seven seasons with the team. He established himself as one of the best tight ends in the game; however, he struggled to stay healthy on the field. This past season, Reed came out of a helmet-to-helmet hit delivered by Atlanta Falcons safety Keanu Neal with a concussion. A few weeks later, Reed was placed on injured reserve, ultimately ending his 2019 season.
Nevertheless, despite having a list of concussions during his time in the NFL, Reed has managed to put up impressive numbers during his seven seasons with Washington. During his tenure with the team, Reed caught 329 passes for 3,371 yards with 24 touchdowns. Additionally, the new 49ers tight end was also a 2017 Pro Bowl selection after finishing with 66 receptions for 686 yards and six touchdowns in 12 games.
Now with the 49ers, Reed will get a chance to revive his career. The 33-year-old tight end will be reunited with Kyle Shanahan, who worked as Washington’s offensive coordinator from 2010 to 2013. While playing under Shanahan, Reed recorded 45 catches for 499 yards and three touchdowns in nine games. Reed will also be pairing up with tight end George Kittle, and they could most certainly give the 49ers the best 1-2 punch at tight end in the NFL—if both players are healthy.
The 49ers are scheduled to play their first game of the regular season against the Arizona Cardinals on Sept. 13.