Jordan Reed has returned to practice
- Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed has returned to practice, according to JP Findlay of CSN Mid Atlantic. Reed was placed on the PUP list the day before training camp opened, and has been inactive throughout the preseason. Head coach Jay Gruden has said Reed “could play” in his team’s third preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
- Reed is arguably one of the best tight ends in football, and over the last two years he has produced PFF overall grades of 87.6 and 86.0, ranking fourth and sixth in the league, respectively. Reed ranked fourth among tight ends in 2016 with 1.97 yards per route run and dropped just one of 67 catchable targets in 2016, giving him the lowest drop rate (1.49) of any tight end.
- Reed is a vital part of the Washington offense, and has built impressive chemistry with Kirk Cousins over the last two seasons. Reed has seen 18.1% of all Cousins’ targets since 2015, and when targeting him, Cousins has posted a passer rating of 124.0, the second-highest mark among the league’s tight ends with at least 120 targets.
- While he has been dangerous on a lot of routes, he has been most impressive on post routes over the last two years. On his 14 targets on post routes, Reed has tallied 13 receptions for 276 yards, 3 touchdowns, and generated a perfect passer rating of 158.3.