Saturday, November 12, 2016, 7:55pm
To make room for Carrier, the Redskins waived cornerback Dashaun Phillips.
Monday, November 7, 2016, 3:15pm
The Washington Redskins were dealt a blow to their depth on Monday afternoon. It was announced by the team that tight end Niles Paul would be placed on the injured reserve. Paul was dealing with a shoulder injury before the team decided to shut him down. The news came via Jay Gruden and the Redskins Twitter account.
Friday, October 14, 2016, 6:25pm
Redskins TE Jordan Reed (concussion, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 6. Despite the questionable tag, Reed looks doubtful for Sunday. He has a history of concussions, so if he’s out look for Vernon Davis to play starter’s snaps, with Niles Paul playing on two-TE sets. The Redskins play early on Sunday.
Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7:01pm
Redskins TE Jordan Reed (concussion) missed practice again Thursday. Reed is beginning to look doubtful for Sunday. He has a history of concussions, so if he’s out look for Vernon Davis to play starter’s snaps, with Niles Paul playing on two-TE sets.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 6:42pm
Sunday, September 4, 2016, 6:41pm
The Bears busy Sunday continues with the signing of veteran tight end Logan Paulsen, formerly of the Washington Redskins. Paulsen, 29, was signed by the Redskins as an undrafted free agent back in 2010 and has spent his entire career in Washington.
He missed all of the 2015 season with a toe injury and was released yesterday due to a very deep depth chart at tight end in Washington (Jordan Reed, Niles Paul, Vernon Davis). Prior to the 2015 season Paulsen had been a valuable contributor for the Redskins, appearing in all but 5 games from 2010-2014 with 42 starts.
Paulsen is known primarily for his blocking skills, but has proven to be a solid receiver as well with 79 catches, 801 yards, and 6 touchdowns.
Monday, December 14, 2015, 1:09pm
Carrier, the Redskins’ No. 2 tight end behind Jordan Reed, has a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee. The third-year player was injured on Washington’s second drive on a routine-looking tackle following a short reception over the middle.
The Washington Redskins only know that tight end Jordan Reed won't play Thursday because of a hamstring issue. Beyond that, the only thing they're sure of is they'll need him for the season opener against Miami and that they hope he's available.
Reed has been sidelined since Aug. 11 with a hamstring injury. Coach Jay Gruden said even if they had a regular-season game this week that Reed would not play.
"We've got to get him right," Gruden said. "I've got to make sure he's 100 percent for Miami."
Gruden said he's hoping Reed can play in the third preseason game against Baltimore, but there's no guarantee he'll be ready by then. Even without injuries to tight ends Niles Paul and Logan Paulsen, the Redskins needed Reed to be healthy. Now with those two out, Reed's return becomes even bigger.
The story went on to say the Redskins want Reed to be a big part of their third-down package if nothing else. The problem is that Reed's durability has always been an issue. He's missed 12 games in his first two seasons and has missed time each of the past two training camps. When he plays he's put up fantasy numbers but potential owners will need a backup plan because even as it stands now, it's not certain he's ready for the season.
Sunday, August 16, 2015, 3:40pm
The Washington Redskins on Sunday began to address the depth at their tight end position that has been depleted by injuries, announcing the signing of rookie Ernst Brun.
Brun, who tried out with the team Sunday and then signed the same day, is an Iowa State product. From 2011-13, the 6-foot-3, 251-pound Brun caught 32 passes for 377 yards and six receiving touchdowns for the Cyclones.
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.
Coach Jay Gruden says after practice at training camp Saturday that Paulsen will have the operation on Monday.
Gruden says Washington will work out a couple of possible additions at tight end.
Gruden also says running back Silas Redd will miss the season with torn knee ligaments. Redd got hurt against Cleveland.
The value of Jordan Reed continues to grow. We'll keep you updated on whom the team signs as they would just be an injury away from starting if something happens to Reed, who has also struggled to stay healthy. The injury to Redd at the RB position may be good news for Chris Thompson who seemed like he was on the roster bubble. Thompson should now be behind Alfred Morris and Matt Jones on the RB depth chart.
Friday, August 14, 2015, 4:57pm
Washington lost a pair of players to season-ending injuries last night, according to one of their teammates.
Coach Jay Gruden said last night Redd suffered a “possible ACL/MCL,” and apparently the news they found out today was not good.
"Sam will not play. That was my decision. Sam is not happy about it,'' Kelly said. "I just felt he's only been out here a couple of weeks.''
Kelly went on to say that Bradford is fine — and the fact is he has not missed one day of practice, or even one drill in practice says volumes— it was just his decision to give him another week.
"It's just my call,'' Kelly said. "There's a fine line. You watch (Washington tight end) Niles Paul, who's a good player, go down last night. He's done for the year. We went back and forth about it, but it was my decision.''
Kelly did say Bradford would go against the Ravens all week in practice next week and play against them, Saturday, Aug. 22.
Bradford has not missed a rep in practice, so it sounds like Kelly -- who invoked the name of Niles Paul, lost for the season with a dislocated ankle -- is just being careful with his quarterback.
The Redskins lost tight end Niles Paul to injury late in the first quarter. He was carted off with a left leg injury after being rolled up on by Browns linebacker Craig Robertson. Trainers immediately placed an air cast on Paul.
Update: Per Ian Rapoport, Paul suffered a dislocated ankle. He will undergo an MRI to see if the ligaments are intact.
Update: Paul is out for the season.
Jordan Reed should retake his starting spot. When healthy, Reed has averaged 10.5 fantasy points in PPR formats over the past two seasons. This extrapolates to low-end TE1 numbers and he's certainly a worthy start when he's healthy enough to play. Heading into camp, he said his knee feels great after an offseason stem cell treatment. His ADP is currently in the 13th/14th round, so he's a low risk pick.
Washington Redskins tight end Niles Paul suffered a scare Monday -- but it turns out that's all it was. According to multiple sources, Paul did not suffer any damage to his right shoulder and will be OK.
He's expected to take part in individual work during practice Tuesday afternoon.
Paul hurt his shoulder in 11-on-11 work Monday. After the play, he yanked his helmet off, yelled and walked quickly away followed by trainers. After a few minutes, he walked back toward where the players were standing. But he did not return. Paul is typically one of the most approachable and affable players, but he declined comment after practice as he headed to the locker room with the trainers for more evaluation.
It was just announced Monday that Paul is the team's starting TE heading into the first scrimmage. Fortunately for Paul and the Redskins, he received good news on the shoulder. He's grown into a key player for Washington, having added weight in the offseason and continuing to evolve at a position he's now played for three full seasons. Jordan Reed is the No. 2 tight end and will have a key role in the passing game according to the story. But Paul is considered a better blocker, which gives him an edge as the starter for a team that needs its tight ends to block in the run game.
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