How Jordan Reed Has Emerged as a Matchup Nightmare Heading into the Playoffs

January 6, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

For two seasons Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed offered equal doses of promise and frustration.
He teased with his immense talent, then strained or aggravated something, with that maddening cycle repeating itself. First a concussion shortened his rookie season, a year when he still finished with 499 receiving yards over only nine games. Then quad and hamstring issues robbed him of both his playing time and burst during his second season.
Reed missed 12 games in 2013 and 2014. The result was a career that seemed to surge then sputter.
“It’s just frustrating, man,” Reed told CSN Washington in September 2014 (via Kevin Patra of NFL.com). “It’s just one thing after another.”
If he could stay even somewhat healthy, there was still a belief Reed would put himself among the NFL’s premier tight ends. He’d do it with a rare blend of size and athleticism, all while validating those who believed in the great height...

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