Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed's training camp won’t begin the way anyone hoped. In a surprising move, the Redskins placed him on the physically unable to perform list, along with three other players.
Also on the list: safety DeAngelo Hall (knee), linebacker Houston Bates (knee) and receiver Kendal Thompson (leg). Reed, though, is the most consequential. He was fine during the Redskins' two-day minicamp, so his inclusion on the list comes as a surprise.
Reed sprained his big toe and is still dealing with pain and soreness, a Redskins senior vice president of communications Tony Wyllie said. He’s undergoing further evaluation before being cleared to return. The Redskins are hoping to avoid a long-term issue.
Opening on the PUP list does not mean Reed won’t be ready for the season. He can come off the list at any time, but a player can’t be placed on the PUP list once camp begins.
It remains to be seen how serious this injury is. The Washington Post added that the move was "precautionary," according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Hopefully, it's not turf toe, which can linger for weeks. On a per game basis, Reed had the highest scoring average in PPR leagues and the third-highest in standard formats. We'll have more details as they emerge.