Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden expects tight end Jordan Reed to be out of concussion protocol and ready to play in the regular-season opener Sept. 8 at the Philadelphia Eagles.
“We’re quite confident that Jordan will be fine,” Gruden told reporters Monday.
Reed was put in the league’s concussion protocol after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday. He has a history of concussions, with at least three during his time in Washington.
Asked earlier this week if there’s concern about Reed’s long-term health, Gruden said, “I can’t say one way or the other. Right now it’s about getting him well.”
Reed, 29, has caught 329 passes for 3,371 yards and 24 touchdowns in six seasons with the Redskins, earning Pro Bowl honors in 2016. Last year, in 13 games (eight starts), he had 54 catches for 558 yards and two TDs.