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Redskins’ Jordan Reed, Josh Norman cleared to fly to London

Washington Redskins’ head coach Jay Gruden said on Thursday that both tight end Jordan Reed and cornerback Josh Norman have been cleared to travel with the team to London this weekend. Both Reed and Norman remain in doubt for this Sunday’s overseas clash with the Cincinnati Bengals due to their respective concussions.

Ian Rapoport of the NFL.com reported the news.

The 26-year-old Reed has missed each of the last two games after suffering the injury in Week 5 against the Baltimore Ravens. Reed said that he kept the injury to him self in order to play the rest of that game before his symptoms started to get worse. It is already the fifth time Reed has been diagnosed with a concussion during his brief four-year NFL career. He said earlier on Thursday that he is feeling “100 percent” and “symptom-free.” Reed has hauled in 45 passes for 316 yards with a pair of touchdowns on the season.

Norman sustained his concussion last Sunday against the Detroit Lions. Both players practiced on Wednesday in a limited capacity but remain in the league’s concussion protocol. Gruden said that both players will practice on Friday before the team determines whether or not they will be on the field against the Bengals.

The team will leave for London Thursday evening.

Running back Matt Jones’ status is also in question as he continues to nurse a knee injury. He missed his second consecutive practice with the ailment on Thursday. If Jones is unable to suit up, the Redskins will roll with Chris Thompson and Rob Kelley out of the backfield. Jones leads the Redskins with 460 rushing yards on the season.

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