Reed has endured at least four concussions since he started playing college football, including one in 2013 that sidelined him for the final four games of the season. Reed injured his knee and ankle earlier in the game, but did return until getting the concussion on the game-winning drive. He'll be in the concussion protocol this week to determine if he'll be able to play vs. Atlanta.
Outside linebackers. The Redskins will continue to start second-year linebacker Trent Murphy ahead of Preston Smith, but in the end they'll likely split reps equally Gruden said. Murphy's ability to play the run gives him an edge right now and Smith still is learning what it takes to be a consistent professional -- starting in practice. "They're going to be good for us for a long time," Gruden said.
Problem is, that's not always what happens. Sometimes players stick in the lineup because of where they were drafted or how much money they make. But the real problem is when you don't have legitimate competition to make changes. It's not as if the Redskins have a team loaded with depth. But they've had enough at some spots to be able to push aside higher picks or bigger-money players.
The game turned on a couple of fouls in the third quarter. Rookie Quinton Dunbar, making his NFL debut, was whistled for unnecessary roughness when he hit Darren Sproles after the Eagles' returner signaled for a fair catch. Two plays later, safety Trenton Robinson was assessed a questionable flag for his hit on wide receiver Jordan Matthews, whom the official considered to be in a defenseless position.