After missing all of training camp on the physically unable to perform list with a toe injury, Jordan Reed has returned to practice for the Redskins. According to coach Jay Gruden, the Pro Bowl tight end participated in everything in today’s session, the first one open to the media since Reed was activated off of the PUP list on Sunday.
“I'm feeling good,” Reed said. “It felt obviously great to be back out there with my teammates and getting back to work.
Reed said that the toe was “100 percent right now,” a good sign for a Redskins’ offense that has struggled to move the ball in the preseason.
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“We’re easing him back in the offense,” said Gruden. “He did some good things in the passing game, we put him in the running game a little bit. [He] did good, he looks well.”
Gruden said that here is a chance that Reed will play in the Redskins’ preseason game against the Bengals on Sunday.
“I’d like to get him back out there and get in the running game a little bit, get involved, and catch a couple of passes,” he said.
But Gruden emphasized that Reed will not play if the training staff thinks there is a risk of re-injuring the toe.
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Reed wants to get out there and play some.
“I think it's real important just to feel some hits and live bullets at me and things like that - get my feet under me,” said. “I think it's really important.”
Quarterback Kirk Cousins said that he is happy to get one of his favorite weapons back. He noted that he had all of his top pass catchers on the field for the first time since the start of camp.
“I think just as important as having Jordan back was having our whole offense together for the first time,” said Cousins. “Josh Doctson, Jamison Crowder, some of the other guys who have at times take off days here and there. We haven’t had many days when the whole group was together.”
Whether the whole group is together on Sunday or not, it looks like they all will be one the field when the games start to count on September 10.
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