- The Washington Times - Sunday, September 7, 2014

HOUSTON — Tight end Jordan Reed and nose tackle Barry Cofield each left the Redskins’ season opener at Houston on Sunday with injuries sustained in the first half.

Reed injured his hamstring after making a 4-yard reception, his first of the game, with 1:26 remaining in the first quarter. He was hit first by Texans free safety Kendrick Lewis, who lunged at Reed’s right leg, then was hit from behind by middle linebacker Brian Cushing.

Cofield left the field with roughly two minutes remaining in the half with what was described as an ankle injury. It wasn’t immediately clear how Cofield injured the ankle.

Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney, the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft in May, also left the field and headed to the locker room to be evaluated for an unspecified injury moments after Cofield retreated.

A press box announcement later noted that none of the three players were expected to return to the game.

Logan Paulsen and Niles Paul split Reed’s snaps, while the defense did not take the field in the first half following Cofield’s injury. Chris Baker, who started at left defensive end, is the backup nose tackle.

• Zac Boyer can be reached at zboyer@washingtontimes.com.

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