Gruden: Jordan Reed is 'obviously a force in the passing game'

Washington Times - [Full Article]

“He’s obviously a force in the passing game,” said first-year Redskins coach Jay Gruden of Jordan Reed. “We’ve got to work with him to be a little more stout in the running game because it’s important for a guy like that, but overall, I think he’s had no dropbacks from those concussions, knock on wood, and we have, obviously, one of the more talented young tight ends in the NFL, I believe.

“He’s going to be a great guy to help in the middle of the field. If people want to cloud [DeSean Jackson] and cloud [Pierre Garcon], he’s going to be a guy that’s very much needed in the passing game, so we’ve got to get him healthy and keep him going.”

Fantasy Impact: 

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.

Filed Under: 2014, Preseason

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