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Redskins’ Jay Gruden speaks out on Jordan Reed’s status

Jay Gruden, Jordan Reed

It seems that Jordan Reed’s status has been in question for years, as the Washington Redskins tight end has been dealing with concussion problems for the past few seasons. With talks about retirement floating around, the future of Reed’s career seems cloudy.

Head coach Jay Gruden did little to clear up any of those suspicions.

After a terrific 2015 season that saw him play in 14 games that season and score 11 touchdowns, Reed has been struggling to stay on the field since. With Reed yet to play a down this season and with more notable players than ever retiring because of the impact football has had on their bodies and minds, it wouldn’t be a surprise if we don’t see Reed suit up this season at all.

Washington will won’t put Reed on the field if these issues continue to linger as backup Vernon Davis hasn’t had much impact since the first game of the season against Philadelphia.

With Washington is a state of flux with Reed out and star linemen Trent Williams continuing to hold out after vowing he will not play another down for the Redskins, Washington’s season hasn’t gotten off to the best start to say the least.

A seventh concussion for a player that hasn’t even reached the age of 30 yet is without a doubt concerning. Running back Chris Thompson stated his concern for the multitude of injuries Reed has sustained but also said that Reed wants to get back on the field due to his love of the game.

We will be watching whether or not Reed does, in fact, take the field this season and how he will be monitored throughout.