Redskins release former Pro Bowl TE Reed

Reuters

The Washington Redskins released tight end Jordan Reed on Thursday after a season lost to a concussion.

Reed didn't play at all in the 2019 regular season after sustaining a concussion during a preseason game on Aug. 22. He was on the receiving end of a helmet-to-helmet hit by Atlanta Falcons safety Keanu Neal.

The 29-year-old Reed has been plagued with concussion issues. Published reports say the one last summer was his seventh documented concussion through his college (Florida) and NFL careers.

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Reed was close to returning for Week 2 of the 2019 regular season before the symptoms returned. He was placed on injured reserve on Oct. 14.

When healthy, Reed served as a potent offensive weapon for the Redskins. He has recorded 329 receptions for 3,371 yards and 24 touchdowns in 65 games (36 starts) since being selected by Washington with a third-round pick in the 2013 draft.

Reed's top season was in 2015, when he had career bests of 87 receptions for 952 yards and 11 touchdowns.

He was a Pro Bowl selection the following season when he had 66 catches for 686 yards and six scores.

According to multiple media reports, cutting Reed will save Washington $8.5 million in salary-cap space this spring.

With Reed's release and Vernon Davis' retirement, the Redskins have three tight ends under contract through 2020: Jeremy Sprinkle, Hale Hentges and Caleb Wilson.

Sprinkle had 26 receptions for 241 yards and a touchdown last season while Hentges had eight grabs for 103 yards and a score. Wilson did not play in a game in his rookie season in 2019.

--Field Level Media

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