Jordan Reed Doubtful to Return vs. Cowboys with Hamstring Injury

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistOctober 29, 2017

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 24:   Jordan Reed #86 of the Washington Redskins catches a touchdown pass during the fourth quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on November 24, 2016 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed was forced off the field once again, this time because of a hamstring injury.

The team announced in the second half he was considered doubtful to return to the game.

He had one catch for five yards against the Dallas Cowboys at FedEx Field on Sunday before suffering the injury attempting to run a route.

Injuries have limited Reed throughout his career, as he's failed to complete a 16-game season in any of his first four years in the league. He missed four games last year while dealing with a concussion as well as a shoulder injury.

The tight end has also dealt with thumb and ankle issues in training camp, while a fractured toe and a chest contusion limited him at the start of the 2017 season.

It appears yet another problem will limit the player while forcing the Redskins to look further down the depth chart for solutions.

When healthy, Reed is a dominant tight end who ranks among the best in the league at his position. He earned a Pro Bowl spot last season while tallying 686 receiving yards and six touchdowns in 12 games. In 2015, he needed only 14 games to grab 11 touchdowns with 952 yards.

This season hasn't featured as much consistency, but he still entered Week 8 with 206 yards and two touchdowns, both coming last game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

With the latest injury, the Redskins will instead have to turn to Vernon Davis to make plays at tight end. Receivers Ryan Grant and Jamison Crowder should also get extra targets with Reed out.

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