Washington tight end Jordan Reed is headed to injured reserve due to his concussion, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Reed suffered the injury in the team’s preseason finale and has been unable to shake concussion symptoms. He has suffered multiple concussions in his career, and this might force him to retire.
Vernon Davis had been starting in place of Reed, but he too is dealing with a concussion. He suffered his in Week 4 and sat out last week. He has been ruled out for Week 6, which means Jeremy Sprinkle will get a second straight start when Washington faces Miami on Sunday.
Fantasy football implications, TEs Jordan Reed, Vernon Davis, Jeremy Sprinkle
This seemed like an inevitable result to Reed’s situation. He can still be returned to the roster after eight weeks if the symptoms subside, but given how long he’s been out with concussion symptoms, that seems unlikely.
Davis got limited workouts in this past week, but he remains in the concussion protocol, so he is still dealing with symptoms. That means another week of Sprinkle, who holds no fantasy value for the time being.