The Redskins will open the season without tight end Jordan Reed, who was ruled out for Sunday’s game at Philadelphia with a concussion. Another tight end, J.P. Holtz, was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster on Saturday morning to give Washington three tight ends for the game.

Reed, who is considered Washington’s most dynamic pass catcher, has been dealing with a concussion suffered in the Redskins’ third preseason game and has yet to be cleared by doctors. Reed showed enough improvement during the week that he practiced some on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. But after daily exams with independent doctors, he was never cleared to take part in full practices.

To make room for Holtz, they released receiver Robert Davis,

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Reed, who caught 87 passes for 952 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2015, has struggled with injuries the last three seasons. He came to training camp in excellent shape and talked happily about feeling the healthiest he had in many seasons. But on his first catch of the preseason, he was injured on a vicious helmet-to-helmet hit by Atlanta’s Keanu Neal, the force of which actually knocked the helmet off Reed’s head. Neal was later fined $26,075 for the hit.

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Kareem Copeland contributed to this story.

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