- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Redskins believe they could have a potential game-changer in Jordan Reed, who became Robert Griffin III’s security blanket when was able to get on the field last season.

Reed, a 6-foot-2, 237-pound quarterback-turned-wide receiver-turned-tight end, battled a long list of ailments last year, including entering the season with a strained quadriceps and bruised knee and eventually battling a strained hamstring and a concussion that cost him the last six weeks of the season.

Reed said in May that he didn’t recover from the concussion, which he initially tried to hide from the coaching staff, until after the season ended. Though he was bothered by concussions in college, including two that caused him to miss practice time while at Florida, Reed said the last concussion was “a fluke thing” and doesn’t expect any future troubles.

While Fred Davis is gone — not only a free agent, but facing a lengthy league suspension should he resurface — one of the Redskins’ most reliable players, Logan Paulsen, will be back. Paulsen doesn’t have elite speed, but he’s a quality blocker who started all but two games last year and had 28 catches for 267 yards and three touchdowns.

Behind Paulsen is the great unknown. Niles Paul, a special teams ace, is still trying to establish himself as a tight end after making the conversion from wide receiver prior to the 2012 season. The Redskins also drafted a tight end out of Indiana, Ted Bolser, who looked unpolished during offseason workouts, but was brought in because of his potential contributions on special teams.



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