Redskins' Reed (concussion) done for the season

Redskins' Reed (concussion) done for the season
December 19, 2013, 3:15 pm
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Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (86) dives for a touchdown pass during the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome.

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Redskins tight end Jordan Reed has been shut down for the remainder of the season because of a concussion, Coach Mike Shanahan said.

The decision was made Thursday afternoon after Reed was examined by a concussion specialist in Pittsburgh.

“They recommended for him to stay away, or at least not practice, for the next three weeks,” Shanahan said following the team's practice.

Reed will be placed on injured reserve, opening up a spot on the 53-man roster. Shanahan said he has not yet decided how to fill the opening.

Reed has missed the past four games because of the injury, which he suffered Eagles on Nov. 17. He said recently that it’s the third diagnosed concussion of his career; the first two came at Florida.

The rookie appeared in nine games and finishes the season with 45 receptions (30 resulted in first downs), 499 yards and three touchdowns.