Tight end Jordan Reed (strained hamstring) remained sidelined as the Washington Redskins resumed practice Saturday afternoon, but said he will try to play in next Thursday’s preseason game against Detroit.
“I might be able to play against Detroit,” he said. “I feel pretty good.”
With Niles Paul out for the year because of a fractured and dislocated left ankle suffered in the preseason opener at Cleveland, and Logan Paulsen due to have season-ending surgery on his right big toe on Monday, Reed is the only experienced tight end on the roster.
The others are Chase Dixon and Je’Ron Hamm, who spent a portion of last season on Washington’s practice squad, and Devin Mehina, an undrafted rookie out of BYU. The team could make some moves to bring in more help. As stated in a previous news item, whomever ends up second on the depth chart is just an injury away from getting significant time.