The Washington Redskins have placed rookie tight end Jordan Reed on the season-ending injured reserve list Thursday, according to head coach Mike Shanahan. Reed suffered a concussion on November 17th vs the Philadelphia Eagles, and has not returned to the field since. He went to a specialist regarding his concussion, and the prognosis of not practicing for three more weeks ended his 2013 campaign.
The rookie tight end emerged as a bright spot in the Redskins' roster, and Reed nearly returned on two occasions, but he was existing in a state of limbo as symptoms of the head injury lingered. A third round draft pick from Florida, Reed recorded 45 catches for 499 yards and three touchdowns in nine games.
The Redskins still have tight ends Fred Davis, Logan Paulsen, and Niles Paul on their active roster. Reed's promising play vaulted him over the veteran Davis' starting spot, and if he can stay healthy for all of the 2014 season and put up the same kind of per game numbers, he could emerge as one of the league's most productive tight ends.
The Washington Redskins (3-11) host the Dallas Cowboys (7-7) Sunday at 1pm EST at FedEx Field in Maryland.