Mike Shanahan on what he expects from Cousins
Rookie tight end Jordan Reed missed his second straight practice because of the concussion he’s been battling for three weeks, Coach Mike Shanahan said on Thursday.
Shanahan said Reed, the Redskins’ second leading receiver, is still experiencing headaches and is seeing different doctors.
“We’re testing him day by day,” Shanahan said. Asked if there has been any consideration to shutting down Reed for the final three games, Shanahan added: “That would be a doctor’s decision. Right now that has not been talked about. We’re just evaluating.”
Despite missing four of the Redskins’ 13 games, Reed still leads all rookie tight ends in receptions (45) and yards (499).
Reed practiced in a limited capacity the past two weeks before getting scratched on game day. But he has not been on the field for the first two practices this week, raising doubts about his availability for Sunday’s game in Atlanta.
Reed recently said he has suffered three diagnosed concussions, dating back to his days at Florida.
“He’s seeing different doctors to see why he’s still having headaches and why he hasn’t passed the [NFL concussion protocol] test,” Shanahan said. “That will be an ongoing process, and I think that’s why they have this process, to make sure somebody doesn’t come back too early, no matter what headache they do have, that if they don’t pass the test, there’s reason for concern.”