Jordan Reed in the ‘same place as last week’

December 5, 2013

Jordan Reed has missed two games since suffering a concussion (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

Rookie tight end Jordan Reed said Wednesday he’s in the “same place as last week,” going through the NFL’s protocol for the treatment of players who suffer concussions.

Reed has missed the Washington Redskins’ past two games after suffering a concussion during a Nov. 17 loss at Philadelphia. He said last week he expected to play in Sunday night’s game against the New York Giants at FedEx Field. But Reed was placed on the Redskins’ inactive list for that 24-17 defeat after suffering a recurrence of concussion symptoms.

“Same place as last week,” Reed said. “I’m just gonna go through the week and see how my symptoms are and go through the protocol.”

Under NFL rules, Reed must be cleared by an independent neurologist to practice and play. He did not participate in Wednesday’s practice.

Reed spoke to reporters for a little over a minute in the locker room after Wednesday’s practice before team officials intervened and cut off the session, saying Reed had not been cleared for interviews with the media.

Reed said he experienced headaches before the Giants game, and added: “It was kind of the day leading up to the game and that day as well.”

Reed said he “wasn’t going to say nothing. But, I mean, they kind of noticed it in me and got it out of me.”

He said last week that he’d suffered two concussions previously while in college at Florida.

“It’s worse now because I missed games,” Reed said Wednesday. “In college I never missed games.”

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What’s ahead:

● Posts every hour on the hour throughout the morning.

● The Redskins practice Thursday at 11:50 a.m. Coordinators Kyle Shanahan and Jim Haslett are expected to speak with reporters afterward.

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Mark Maske covers the NFL for The Washington Post.
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