Despite his size and superior talent, Reed’s availability — or lack thereof — was a constant concern throughout the season for Coach Jay Gruden, who was forced to game-plan without his best offensive weapon.
“It’s just unfortunate,” Gruden told reporters last week. “Jordan is a big-time player for us, and when he’s not out there it has an effect on what we do. … I just hate that people sometimes label him as injury-prone. It’s just unlucky. He had a bad toe coming into camp, and then I think with that bad toe, he’s tried to just put too much weight on the other leg, and I think that’s affected his hamstring. Big thing is to get him back to healthy — whether it’s this week, next week or the week after, or in the offseason.”
Reed missed all of training camp with the toe injury but was activated from the physically unable to perform list for the start of the regular season. He missed Week 3 with a rib/sternum injury, as well.
The Redskins also placed linebacker Chris Carter and running back Byron Marshall on injured reserve.
Carter suffered a fractured fibula in Sunday’s 30-13 road loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Marshall left the game with a hamstring injury.
In corresponding moves, Washington signed running back Kapri Bibbs and linebackers Pete Robertson and Otha Peters to the active roster and added linebacker Alex McCalister, running back Dare Ogunbowale and safety Orion Stewart to the practice squad.
Bibbs, who was signed to the practice squad late last month, joins rookies Samaje Perine and LeShun Daniels in the backfield.
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