Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed has been placed in the concussion protocol, according to NFL Media.
Reed took a big hit Thursday in the Redskins’ 19-7 preseason win over the Falcons. He was drilled in the head by Atlanta safety Keanu Neal’s helmet after making his lone catch of the day for 10 yards. He did not return to the contest.
Injury Update: Jordan Reed is being evaluated for a concussion he is out for the game.
— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) August 23, 2019
Reed, 29, has struggled with a bevy of injuries throughout his NFL career, and this is at least his fourth time in the concussion protocol.
He’s been successful when he does take the field. Reed has notched 329 career receptions for 3,371 yards and 24 touchdowns in six seasons with the Redskins but has only appeared in 65 games during that stretch.
He made one Pro Bowl appearance in 2016.
Dwayne Haskins and Case Keenum are battling to become Washington’s starting quarterback in 2019, and its receiving corps lacks depth. This makes Reed’s presence all the more important to the team’s passing game.
The Redskins missed the playoffs in 2018 after posting a 7-9 record and lost Reed to a toe injury in Week 14. They will kick off 2019 against the Eagles in Philadelphia Sept. 8.