Washington Redskins fans were disappointed at not being able to watch third-round draft pick Jordan Reed play in the Redskins’ first preseason game versus the Tennessee Titans. The rookie tight end was sidelined from the game with a foot injury and missed over a week of practice at the Redskins training camp located in Richmond, Virginia.
In Reed’s last collegiate season at the University of Florida, he had 78 receptions for 938 yards and six touchdowns. There is a fair amount of hype surrounding Reed — whose brother David Reed is already a receiver for the Baltimore Ravens — as he could eventually develop into a NFL star TE.
Reed practiced for the first time in over a week on Monday, preparing himself for what he hopes will be his first NFL career game vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers in Washington’s second preseason game.
He stated to CSN Washington, “The days off made me a little bit slower going through my progression and what I’m supposed to do against zone coverages and things like that so I was a little rusty there. But I’ll get back into it.”
Reed claims that he can still feel aggravation in his foot, providing difficulty to his techniques, but the injury is not affecting his ability to to run or cut. Reports have declared him slow to return and lacking, but Reed is not concerned as he acknowledges his injury has placed him behind the learning curve.
Reed will be working harder than ever to make up for lost time as he definitely wants a roster spot. Look for an impression to be made against the Steelers.