Report: Former Florida TE Jordan Reed cleared to play in 2020
After missing the 2019 NFL season, former Florida standout Jordan Reed has reportedly been given the green light to suit up again.
Ben Standing of The Athletic reports that Reed has cleared the league’s concussion protocol. Just recently, new Washington Redskins head coach Ron Rivera had said Reed remained in concussion protocol from the concussion he suffered on Aug. 22, 2019 in a preseason game.
While the concussion protocol news is good for Reed, Standing reports that the Redskins are still expected to release Reed. The concussion, the result of a hard hit from fellow-former-Gator Keanu Neal, was reported to be the seventh of Reed’s football career. Despite the concussions, Reed reportedly wants to continue playing in the NFL.
After playing at Florida from 2009-12, Reed was drafted No. 85 overall by Washington. He has spent all seven NFL seasons with the Redskins, earning All-Rookie recognition in 2013 and receiving a Pro Bowl invitation in 2016 after signing a 5-year, $50 million extension with the organization ahead of the season.
Reed has played in a total of 66 games (65 regular-season, one postseason). He has caught 330 passes for 3,491 yards and 25 touchdowns. Reed’s last regular-season snap came in Week 14 of the 2018 season.
Reed will have plenty of fans following along to see where he ends up this season.