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Redskins Injury Update: Vernon Davis placed in concussion protocol

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Another week, another injury. Today's victim of the Redskins injury phenomenon is TE Vernon Davis who has reportedly been placed in the NFL's concussion protocol. The Athletic Ben Standig first reported the injury last night.

Davis joins fellow Redskins TE Jordan Reed in concussion protocol. Reed has been unable to play, or even fully practice, since receiving a dirty hit from Falcons safety Keanu Neal in the third preseason game.

This is Davis' 5th known concussion during his 14 year NFL career. His last reported concussion happened at the end of last season, and caused Davis to miss the final two games. Davis, unlike Jordan Reed, seems to be more interested in measures to help prevent concussions. In 2017 he was spotted wearing a device around his neck that looked like a collar. This was reportedly an experimental device that was designed to prevent concussions. Davis still wears the Q collar, but this is the 2nd concussion he’s suffered since he began using it.

The Redskins signed Jerome Cunningham last week, giving them 4 TEs on the roster. He was active last week, but did not play a single snap. If Vernon Davis and Jordan Reed aren’t cleared to play, the Redskins will only have Cunningham and Jeremy Sprinkle healthy and available to play. Washington also signed undrafted free agent TE Drew Belcher to their practice squad two weeks ago if they need a warm body.

The Redskins waived WR Robert Davis yesterday which opens up a spot if they want to sign a free agent. Ben Standig mentions Austin Seferian-Jenkins who washed out of the league, but is reportedly looking to make a comeback. The Redskins have not reached out to him yet. We’ll have to wait until Jay Gruden speaks to the media later today to see if he gives any injury updates, or any idea of what they plan on doing at the position this week.