The stellar tight end missed practice due to concussion-like symptoms, coach Jay Gruden announced. Reed has a history of concussions. If that's what he's dealing with, it would be his sixth reported concussion.
Cravens did some individual work at practice after sitting out last week with a concussion. His return came one day after the rookie linebacker provided a confusing update via social media.
Gruden said Reed, who leads the Redskins with 33 receptions, 316 yards and two touchdown receptions, developed symptoms Tuesday and entered the league's concussion protocol program. He must be cleared by an independent doctor before returning.
Gruden emphasized the team is waiting on test results. "He has some symptoms. That doesn't mean it is (a concussion)," the coach said. "We just want to take the right steps."
Washington signed the tight end to five-year, $50 million contract during the offseason. There was some risk because of the concussion history, but outside of quarterback Kirk Cousins and left tackle Trent Williams, Reed is arguably the indispensable offensive player on the roster. His absence would be a big blow Sunday against the Eagles. Vernon Davis and Niles Paul would receive more work without Reed.
Cravens' status will be determined later in the week. The rookie made headlines Tuesday when he said on his Snapchat account that he was getting glasses in part because the concussion suffered in the Week 4 win over Cleveland was causing issues with his eye. Gruden provided some clarification on the drama.
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