Second year tight end Jordan Reed was injured very early in the Texans game yesterday, only playing 7 snaps. He was injured when he attempted to jump to avoid a defender and was hit, causing his legs to bend awkwardly. When he stood up, there was an obvious limp, and he was immediately taken to the sideline to be examined. Luckily Reed didn't injure his knee, but his hamstring injury was enough to end his game early.
Now the Redskins wait for MRI results to determine how long he will be out. During Coach Gruden's press conference today, he said it was a mild hamstring injury, but the team was prepared to work out a few tight ends this week if Reed will miss significant time. The Redskins have rookie TE Ted Bolser on the practice squad who was with the team all offseason, and could be called up to be the 3rd tight end. Gruden also mentioned OT Tom Compton who had put some work in at tight end.
Stay tuned for complete updates on Jordan Reed's MRI results, free agent workouts, and any other moves related to Reed's injury.
Gruden also said TE Jordan Reed suffered a mild hamstring sprain against Houston, and it "could be some time, also," before he returns.— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) September 8, 2014
Gruden said the team will work out some tight ends this week, but can go with two tight ends while Jordan Reed is out.— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) September 8, 2014