- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Redskins’ leading receiver Jordan Reed missed practice Wednesday to be evaluated for a possible concussion, coach Jay Gruden said. 

“He came in Tuesday morning with some symptoms,” Gruden said.

The tight end, who has a lengthy history with concussions, will go through the NFL’s concussion protocol.

The fourth-year veteran has missed 14 games since entering the league. Reed has not yet been diagnosed with a concussion, and Gruden hasn’t made any game plans that exclude Reed.

“I don’t think in those terms, and I’m not considering it a concussion until we get all the results right now,” Gruden said. “You know, he just had some symptoms, it doesn’t mean it is. We just want to make sure we take the right steps.”

Reed has been quarterback Kirk Cousins’ top target this season with 33 catches on 45 total targets — that’s 13-more passes to Reed than to DeSean Jackson, Cousins’ second-most targeted receiver.

“I mean he’s a very talented player,” Cousins said. “He’s shown that. We love to have our best players out on the field with us. You understand that it’s a part of playing in this league that injuries are going to happen. Guys are going to be in-and-out and it gives a great opportunity for other players to step up. As we’ve said all along, we have several talented players who can help fill gaps.”

Safety Su’a Cravens, who missed the Redskins’ last game against the Baltimore Ravens, was a limited participant in practice. Cravens received a bit of flak for posting his concussion status on Snapchat, an act that is a violation of team policy. 

“Those glasses are just apart of his rehabilitation,” Gruden said. “He’s coming along pretty good. As far as his Snapchat is concerned, I think he deleted his account, hopefully for a week or so.”

“He’ll make another mistake I’m sure before his career’s over.”

Cornerback Josh Norman, who has been hampered by a lingering wrist injury, was a limited participant. Norman was seen flexing his hand following practice, but there is no expectation that he will be unavailable for Sunday’s game.

Bashaud Breeland, who has missed the last two games with an ankle injury, was a limited participant. Breeland said it felt good to be back out on the field, and in order to gain confidence, he just needs to keep practicing.

“Just reps, man,” Breeland said. “Just getting back out there to work out and do drills again. Get it into my head mentally that I’m healed.”

Linebacker Trent Murphy (shoulder), defensive tackle Chris Baker (foot and wrist) and cornerback Dashawn Phillips (hamstring) were also all limited participants.

Linebackers Mason Foster (toe) and Ryan Kerrigan (elbow) were full participants.

Gruden on new NFC East QBs

Gruden said he’s been impressed with the play of rookie quarterback Dak Prescott in Dallas and Philadelphia’s Carson Wentz, who comes to FedEx Field this Sunday:

“They’ve been very dynamic in their play for sure, especially their ability to not turn the ball over. I think both of them have done an excellent job. I think Wentz threw his first pick last week and I think Dak finally turned the ball over against Cincinnati last week for the first time. So, when you have a rookie quarterback, that’s the biggest thing you worry about are the rookie mistakes that are the fumbles, the interceptions, but those guys have protected the ball extremely well. They made plays with their feet and obviously they both have strong arms, can make all the throws. So they’ve been both very, very impressive and are going to be tough to deal with for a lot of years to come.”


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