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Player Preview: Jordan Reed


The biggest question mark remaining about the Washington Redskins offense remains to be tight end Jordan Reed. In his rookie season, Reed made an instant impact catching 45 passes for 499 yards in just 9 games. A concussion, however, ended his season prematurely and had fans wondering whether or not his enormous talent would be outweighed by an injury plagued career? Reed has made it very clear he believes he’s healthy and ready to go for the 2014 campaign, but the fear of a concussion rests in every play and has many wondering if he’ll be able to endure a 17-game season.

Still, Reed may be the key piece to the Washington offense. His combination of size and speed causes match-up problems for opposing defenses and will be needed to assist the smaller, speedy receivers the team possesses. The Redskins will rely heavily on Reed’s consistency in order to free up the big plays for DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon.

So far, all signs point to Reed having an extremely successful sophomore season, but expect Washington to keep the former Florida Gator under an intense microscope to prevent any long term injuries. If Reed is able to minimize his injuries, he will be an integral part of the team’s plans and may even make his first pro-bowl.

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