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Jordan Reed ruled OUT for Week 15
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 4:23pm

CSN Washington - [Full Article]

TE Jordan Reed’s promising rookie season has been seriously short-circuited by a concussion he suffered during the Redskins’ Week 11 game against the Eagles. The injury will cost him a fourth straight game on Sunday.

According to an ESPN 980 report, Reed will not play tomorrow when the Redskins visit the Falcons. It appears that he was unable to pass a concussion test that was scheduled for today and league rules—and common sense—prohibit Reed from playing.

Fantasy Impact:

There was a report this week that Reed will be put on IR and miss the rest of the season, but that obviously isn't the case - at least yet. Logan Paulsen will again play in place of Reed against the Falcons.

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Report: Jordan Reed done for the season
Thursday, December 12, 2013, 6:07pm

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One day after Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was benched for the remainder of the season, another cog to the team's offense will be shut down.

Rookie tight end Jordan Reed will be held out of play for the remaining three weeks of the year, multiple sources close to Reed told FOXSports.com.

Head coach Mike Shanahan said Thursday that there hasn't been any discussions to end Reed's season, but sources indicate the team doesn't want to risk their prized tight end as it winds down a dismal season, which has seen it go 3-10 thus far.

Update: As of Friday, Reed has not been ruled out for the year. The Redskins play early on Sunday, and Reed apparently has to pass a concussion test on Saturday and a conditioning test on Sunday to be active against the Falcons.

Fantasy Impact:

Logan Paulsen has been filling in admirably for Reed, catching three passes (and a TD) in each of the last two games.

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Report: Kirk Cousins to start in Week 15
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 11:13am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Kirk Cousins will replace Robert Griffin III at quarterback Sunday when the Washington Redskins face the Atlanta Falcons, a high-ranking team official confirmed to ESPN.com.

NFL Network, which had earlier reported Cousins would start, reported that Redskins players have been told that Griffin will be inactive for Sunday's game and veteran Rex Grossman would be the backup quarterback.

Coach Mike Shanahan raised the possibility Monday of benching Griffin for the last three regular-season games, citing 24 sacks in the past five games and the desire to keep him healthy for the offseason. Griffin's offseason work this year was compromised by the major knee injury he suffered in the team's playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks in January.

Fantasy Impact:

Cousins has one NFL start in his career -- Week 15 last year against the Browns in Cleveland. He threw for 329 yards on 26-of-37 passing with two touchdowns and one interception. He also rushed three times for 22 yards. He was the #7 QB that week. He comes in at #19 in a nice matchup against the Falcons, though he carries some risk since the Redskins organization is a dysfunctional mess right now. Alfred Morris may see a few extra carries, but the defense won't have to respect Cousins' running ability as much, so they can key on Morris. Pierre Garcon looks like an upside WR2, while Jordan Reed -- if healthy -- isn't a bad option at tight end.