For much of Redskins TE Jordan Reed's career, injuries have been an issue, and he has not been able to stay on the field. Injuries have not plagued Niles Paul in previous seasons, but rather poor play. Missed blocks and dropped passes had been the demons for Paul, but this year, it seemed those days were behind him.
"He’s feeling better," Jay Gruden said of Paul on Tuesday. "He’s got to go through the concussion protocol, and they’re going to take the necessary steps with the doctors and the rehab and all that stuff. But, he’s making very good progress."
Of Reed, the coach sounded less optimistic. Gruden called the second-year tight end "day-to-day" working through rehab.
The Seahawks aren't a particularly good matchup for an offense, but they have had trouble handling opposing tight ends this season, namely Antonio Gates, who scored three times in their Week 2 meeting in San Diego.