Jordan Reed Injury: Updates on Redskins TE's Thumb and Return

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured Columnist

Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (86) runs the ball against the Carolina Panthers during an NFL game at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015. (Chris Keane/AP Images for Panini)
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Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed found his way onto the injury report with a sprained thumb on Aug. 5 and has missed the team's first two preseason games. However, he is ready to return.

Continue for updates. 

Reed Active vs. Bills

Friday, Aug. 26

Mike Jones of the Washington Post reported Reed will be active for the preseason matchup with the Buffalo Bills.

Reed's Health Only Question Mark for Dangerous Receiving Threat

Reed suffered a concussion, ankle sprain and MCL sprain last season, but he didn't let any of those serious injuries stand in the way of a breakout campaign.

"Overall, you can see what type of production he has," head coach Jay Gruden said, per Jones. "He's a huge weapon for us on third down, first down, red zone. We put him outside in the slot. He has done an excellent job for us." 

Should Washington's most versatile pass-catching weapon miss time during the season, Niles Paul and Vernon Davis should compete to pick up the slack in the rising star's absence. 

Outside studs DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon would also be called upon to shoulder a heavier load in that scenario.

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