Tight end Jordan Reed will miss a third consecutive game despite saying on Friday that he was feeling better after being plagued by concussion symptoms the last two weeks and hoped to play this week. Meanwhile, fullback Darrel Young also remains sidelined with a hamstring injury.
Reed suffered the concussion in Week 11 against the Philadelphia Eagles. He didn’t practice at all the following week and missed the game against the San Francisco 49ers because the symptoms had yet to subside. Reed anticipated playing against the New York Giants after practicing last week. But after experiencing headaches on Saturday and Sunday, he was held out of that game.
Reed made it through this past week’s practices without any problems and said on Friday that he hadn’t experienced any lingering effects from the concussion and planned to play. It means that the Redskins again will be without their top third-down receiving threat as they try to snap a four-game losing streak.
The team also will be without Young for a third consecutive game. Young had been listed as questionable after practicing in a limited capacity last week.
Also inactive for the Redskins are quarterback Rex Grossman, safety Brandon Meriweather, linebacker Brandon Jenkins, guard Josh LeRibeus, and cornerback Chase Minnifield.
Meriweather was limited with a bruised sternum in last week’s practices, but he said on Friday that he planned to play.
Tight end Niles Paul will start at fullback and rookie Bacarri Rambo will start at free safety in place of Meriweather.
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