Redskins head coach Jay Gruden spoke with the media Monday, one day after Washington evened its record at 2-2 with a 23-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. Per usual, injury news trumped just about eveything else especially with the revelation that tight end Jordan Reed suffered more than a concussion.
Gruden didn't offer any timetable specifics for Reed's recovery, but acknowledged some level of concern. Reed, tied for team lead with 24 receptions through four games, ranks very high on the list of indispencible players on the 53-man roster. His absence would certainly be felt in Sunday's Week 5 matchup against the 4-0 Atlanta Falcons. Derek Carrier and Anthony McCoy are the other tight ends on the roster.
Other injury nuggets of note
Adding to Jamison Crowder's ascension to the slot receiver role, Gruden said, "It was clear in the game, I think."
Getting after the quarterback
Defensive lineman Chris Baker, who received the start according to Gruden, finished with a career-high two sacks. Ryan Kerrigan received credit for the other sack.
Speaking of the quarterback
As for the man Crowder replaced, Andre Roberts, Gruden said, "Andre is a pro. He can step in and play X, Y or zebra, our three receiver positions. He's going to be a value player for us as the season goes on. ...He's going to be needed again." Roberts was not on the active roster for first time this season.
Alright, alright, alright
The Redskins announced a series of moves after Gruden spoke
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