It looks like the Washington Redskins will get back their best playmaker on offense back this week when they play the Cincinnati Bengals. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, tight end Jordan Reed is expected to return for the game.
Reed, who missed the past two games with a concussion, was cleared to travel with the team earlier this week but head coach Jay Gruden said the team would need to continue monitoring him.
“They’ve [Reed and cornerback Josh Norman] been cleared to go on the trip, so they’re good to go as far as going on the trip,” Gruden said on Thursday. “But we still have to monitor them and their behavior. We’ll have them practice tomorrow in London and then we’ll have to gauge and see if they’re able enough to go.”
He also added that Reed was cleared to practice and start regular activity and Gruden noted that the practice time would go a long way to deciding whether Reed would play this week.
“We just have to monitor them on a daily basis – see how they do after practice, how they do in the morning, see how they are during meetings,” the coach said. “We’ll keep a close eye on them.”
The practices must have gone well because it appears like the tight end is ready to go this week. Reed declared himself 100-percent ready earlier in the week, so his return to the lineup was somewhat expected.
“I’m feeling good,” Reed said. “I’m feeling 100 percent, so right now it’s just up to the coaches and the trainers.”
The Redskins (4-3) travel to London to take on the Bengals (3-4) with kickoff set for 9:30 AM EST on Sunday.