The Washington Times - December 19, 2013, 04:18PM

Jordan Reed will not play again this season and will eventually be placed on injured reserve after a concussion specialist in Pittsburgh recommended that the Washington Redskins’ tight end not practice, let alone play, during the next few weeks.

Reed, a rookie tight end, sustained a concussion in the second quarter of the Redskins’ road loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Nov. 17. He missed each of the next four games after a recurrence of symptoms, and coach Mike Shanahan said Monday that he has still been plagued by headaches tied to the concussion.

Drafted in the third round out of Florida in April, Reed will finish his rookie year with 45 catches for 499 yards and three touchdowns through nine games. He replaced Fred Davis as the Redskins’ top receiving tight end during the first month of the season and made four starts.

Reed experienced two concussions while in college, each of which required a prolonged recovery but didn’t force him to miss any games. He has also missed time this season with a bruised right foot, a bruised right quadriceps and a right hip pointer.

Shanahan said Thursday the recommendation was done in consultation with the unnamed specialist, team physician Anthony Casolaro and head athletic trainer Larry Hess. At the time of Shanahan’s press conference, the team had not yet placed Reed on injured reserve, nor had it identified a candidate to replace him on the active roster.