Washington Redskins Releasing Jordan Reed
The Washington Redskins are releasing Jordan Reed.
Reed missed all of last year due to a concussion he suffered in preseason.
This week, reports came out that Reed was now “100 percent.”
Obviously, that is welcome news given that the 29-year-old spent six months in concussion protocol.
While Reed will likely be able to return to action soon, it will not be in a Redskins uniform.
According to multiple reports, the team is going to release the talented tight end.
For what it’s worth: was told Jordan Reed “100 percent” wants to continue playing.
— John Keim (@john_keim) February 19, 2020
Reed is an extremely potent offensive weapon when he is on the field. In 2015, he recorded 952 yards and 11 scores on 87 catches. Washington management subsequently rewarded him with a five-year, $50 million deal.
Because of his massive contract, it makes more financial sense for the Redskins to release him than keep him. By getting rid of Reed, Washington saves $8.5 million on the salary cap.
Realizing that his days with the Redskins are likely over, Reed has made it clear that he wants to continue playing football.
The one glaring issue when it comes to Reed are his concussion issues.
Dating back to his collegiate days with Florida, the talented tight end is said to have sustained seven separate concussions. That is a lot.
Any team that will consider giving him a shot next season will need to weigh that medical history and determine if the risk is worth the cost.
The Redskins, meanwhile, will need to go out and find themselves another option at tight end. Ron Rivera was said to have been aggressively pursuing his old Carolina Panthers security blanket, Greg Olsen, but he ultimately signed with the Seattle Seahawks earlier this week.