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Redskins tight end Jordan Reed ruled out Sunday vs. Jaguars

Jordan Reed, Redskins

Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed will miss his team’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday due to a toe injury, according to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk.

The news doesn’t come as a surprise, as Redskins head coach Jay Gruden stated earlier in the week that Reed may not be back in the lineup this season.

Reed, who had surgery on both big toes last offseason, injured his toe in Washington’s loss to the New York Giants last weekend. As a result of his absence, Vernon Davis will take over as the leading tight end.

Reed has had a solid 2018 campaign, hauling in 54 receptions for 558 yards and two touchdowns.

The 28-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of Florida, was originally selected by the Redskins in the third round (85th pick overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

He went on to enjoy an impressive rookie year, catching 45 passes for 499 yards and three scores in just nine games. He followed that up by logging 50 catches for 465 yards in 2014, but truly broke out in 2015, when he snared 87 balls for 952 yards while reaching the end zone 11 times.

Oddly enough, it wasn’t until the 2016 campaign when Reed was elected to the Pro Bowl after finishing with 66 receptions for 686 yards and six touchdowns.

Unfortunately for Reed, injuries have been a theme of his six-year NFL career, as he has never played a full 16-game season. His career high in games played came in 2015, when he took the field 14 times.

After a solid start to the season, Washington has been reeling over the last month, losing four straight games to fall to 6-7. During that time, the Redskins also lost starting quarterback Alex Smith for the season after a gruesome leg injury.