Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed missed the entire 2019 season due to a concussion he suffered back in the preseason. To make matters worse, a report came out this month that he was still in concussion protocol roughly six months later.
Reed is an exceptional weapon when healthy. Back in 2015, he finished with 87 receptions for 952 yards and 11 touchdowns. Shortly after that season, the Redskins gave him a five-year extension worth $50 million.
Now that Washington is under a new regime with Ron Rivera, the front office will be making a few key chances to its roster. As a result, the expectation is that Reed will not be back with the team for next season.
Even though Reed will most likely be a free agent in the near future, the 29-year-old tight still wants to continue playing football, according to Redskins reporter John Keim.
The Redskins would save $8.5 million on the salary cap if they released Reed.
Since Reed started playing college football with the Florida Gators, he's reportedly suffered seven concussions. That's obviously a concern for any team that considers him as an option at tight end for next season.
Washington will have to find a new tight end this offseason. The team recently missed out on Greg Olsen, who signed with the Seattle Seahawks.
Fortunately for the Redskins, they have $54 million in cap space to upgrade their roster this offseason.