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We should get a status update Tuesday from Coach Jay Gruden and possibly Niles Paul himself. But if you read between the lines, roster moves provided us with a hint. The Redskins had two vacant roster spots. They signed a cornerback and a safety. If there was serious doubt about Paul, they probably would have signed a tight end. Because if Jordan Reed (hamstring) and Paul are both sidelined against the Seahawks, that would leave them with Logan Paulsen as their only healthy tight end.
Reed was back at practice Tuesday and wearing pads while Paul was not, CSN Washington reported in another item. Paul took a nasty hit against the Giants, and it's hard to imagine he would be back on the field as quick as this week. Looks like Reed may be porgressing enough to play Week 5.
Late in the first half of Thursday night’s game, Washington tight end Niles Paul caught a pass and then was crunched between a pair of Giants defenders. A helmet-to-helmet hit from safety Will Demps drew a flag — and also knocked Paul out of the game.
He laid on the ground for several minutes before being walked slowly to the locker room.
Paul was on his way to a nice game, posting 3-60 on four targets before the hit. He'll have to navigate his way through the NFL's concussion protocol, but the benefit of playing in the Thursday night game is that he'll have a few extra days to do so. Jordan Reed is considered questionable for Week 5, so Logan Paulsen is currently holding down the fort at the tight end position.
Saturday, September 13, 2014, 10:59am
“Well you just know that you’ve got those two guys that have played a lot of football for us and have done a nice job,” McVay told the media on Friday about adjustments without Reed in the lineup. “Obviously, Jordan brings a unique skillset, but we’ll continue to use those guys similarly to how we would if Jordan was going.
“But Logan and Niles will spell each other and we feel good about what they bring to the table for us.”
It sounds like both TEs will see time trying to make up for the loss of Reed. It's a good matchup vs. the Jags, but there seems to be a lot of uncertainty with putting one or the other in your fantasy lineup. Probably best to just go with another option, but based on last week, Paul may be an emergency option.
Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:24pm
Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) missed practice again Thursday. Reed is likely out for Week 2, at least, though HC Jay Gruden called the strain “minor.” Niles Paul stepped up in Week 1 and could take over Reed’s “move” TE role in Jay Gruden’s offense. Don’t expect Reed-type numbers, but Paul could be serviceable in a pinch. Logan Paulsen is more of a blocking tight end.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 7:02pm
Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday. Reed is likely out for Week 2, at least, though HC Jay Gruden called the strain “minor.” Niles Paul stepped up in Week 1 and could take over Reed’s “move” TE role in Jay Gruden’s offense. Don’t expect Reed-type numbers, but Paul could be serviceable in a pinch. Logan Paulsen is more of a blocking tight end.
Tight end Jordan Reed has shown flashes of great talent in his brief NFL career, but a concussion kept him out of seven games as a rookie and now another injury is threatening to cost him time in his second season with the Redskins.
Reed hurt his hamstring while trying to hurdle a defender in the first half of Sunday’s loss to the Texans. Reed didn’t return to the game after the injury and coach Jay Gruden said at Monday’s press conference that it “could be some time” before he’s ready to return.
Gruden said that the team will work out some tight ends this week, but that they could also opt to stick with Logan Paulsen and Niles Paul if Reed is out of the lineup. We had an earlier news item that said Paul is preparing for an increased role. He played well filling in for Reed but did have a fumble.
Jordan Reed said he has to get an MRI on his hamstring. No word yet on how long he'll be sidelined.
It doesn't appear to be good news for Reed owners. HC Jay Gruden said after the game Reed's hamstring injury is a legit concern. Logan Paulsen and Niles Paul are next up on the depth chart, but neither really provide the fantasy potential that Reed would. Owners need to get a backup plan together for at least Week 2.
Redskins TE Jordan Reed has recovered from the concussion symptoms that ended his rookie season prematurely, and he is back to training in preparation for his second NFL season. He very well could take over as the starting tight end, although Logan Paulsen also is no slouch. While Reed is a versatile pass catcher, Paulsen is more complete as a blocker, and also has the ability to line up at fullback. We can probably expect to see a number of formations that feature both of them on the field at the same time, just as we did last season. Remember, former tight ends coach Sean McVay is now the offensive coordinator, so if anyone knows how to maximize Reed and Paulsen’s talents, it’s him. Jay Gruden obviously will be heavily involved in the running of the offense, but his schemes in the passing game had a lot of similarities to Washington’s under Kyle Shanahan. Gruden’s playbook did play well to the strengths of tight end Jermaine Gresham, who last season recorded 46 catches for 461 yards (fourth on the Bengals’ roster) and four touchdowns.
Reed was on pace for 80-887-5.3 (#7 TE-type numbers) prior to his injury, but didn't even crack the 50% snaps played mark until Week 6. In the five games where he played at least 50% of his team's snaps, he averaged 6.2-76-.40 or #3 TE-type numbers. The main concern with Reed is his injury history, specifically with concussions. According to NBC Washington, Reed suffered two concussions while at Florida. If he can stay healthy, he's a likely top 5 fantasy TE, but that's no sure thing.
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