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Injury updates: Jordan Reed again listed as questionable

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After missing three consecutive days of practice this week, tight end Jordan Reed will be listed as questionable by the Washington Redskins on their injury report heading into Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons.

Reed was not at Redskins Park on Friday as he continues to try to recover from a concussion sustained Nov. 17 against the Philadelphia Eagles. He has missed the Redskins’ last three games and did not practice at all this week, though for the last two weeks, he was at least limited in practice each day.

Coach Mike Shanahan said Reed would take another baseline test Saturday morning and, if he passes, would be put through a conditioning workout later that day. After traveling to Atlanta on Sunday, Reed would be given another baseline test, and if he passes that, it’s conceivable, Shanahan said, that Reed could play.

He also insisted no decision has been made on Reed’s status for the rest of the season, contrary to a Fox Sports report Thursday night. A person familiar with Reed’s situation told The Washington Times the same thing late Thursday.

The NFL’s concussion protocol dictates that a player, once medically cleared to resume activity, must go through a workout, then a limited practice, then a full practice, all while passing concussion testing and avoiding the recurrence of any symptoms, before he’s allowed to play.

Reed, 23, is second on the Redskins with 45 catches for 499 yards and three touchdowns. He has been bothered by a series of nagging injuries this season; a bruised left quadriceps and knee held him out of all of offseason workouts, and a bruised right foot and a right hip pointer have also popped up during the season.

Four other players practiced in full for the second consecutive day: fullback Darrel Young (strained hamstring), left guard Kory Lichtensteiger (stinger), free safety Brandon Meriweather (bruised sternum) and free safety Trenton Robinson (unspecified ankle injury).

The Falcons ruled safety Thomas DeCoud out for Sunday as he recovers from a concussion, leaving rookie Zeke Motta, a seventh-round draft pick out of Notre Dame in April, in line to start.

Tight end Tony Gonzalez (toe), outside linebacker Sean Witherspoon (shoulder) and wide receiver Roddy White (knee) have all been limited in practice in recent days, but the Falcons had not made a decision on their status by mid-afternoon Friday.

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