According to a Thursday morning report from Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Washington Redskins will likely be without starting tight end Jordan Reed on Sunday when the team takes on the Arizona Cardinals. Reed notably suffered a Grade 3 shoulder separation against the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving despite returning to the game and making an impact.
Reed initially exited the NFC East showdown early in the game before returning to the field to tally 10 receptions for 95 yards and two touchdowns.
The 26-year-old has already appeared in nine games for the Redskins this season. Over that span, he has produced 59 receptions for 630 yards and five touchdowns while being targeted 79 times. Last season, Reed appeared in 14 regular season contests en route to registering 87 receptions for 952 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Originally selected by Washington in the third-round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of the University of Florida, Reed is currently in the midst of his fourth professional season but has unfortunately been limited by injuries thus far.
While the veteran tight end is expected to miss this week’s action in the desert, he is still listed as questionable to play as there remains a slim chance that he sees the field in Week 13. However, with a fellow veteran in Vernon Davis behind Reed on the team’s depth chart, the Redskins can afford to let their star pass catcher rest for an additional week as Washington remains in the thick of the NFC playoff race.