UPDATE: Reed has been released from the concussion protocol. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported the tight end is expected to return to full contact drills and attend the team’s offseason program.
Reed was eligible to play Sunday in the Redskins’ 22-0 win over the Eagles, but did not in the first matchup since the Redskins running back was sidelined by a concussion.
(Read the team’s official report.)
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In two games since returning from a four-game absence, right tackle Morgan Moses has been cleared from the concussion protocol. Moses was a member of the NFL’s weekly injury report in the beginning of the year, but for the last three weeks has been considered ready to play in the lineup.
Moses’ health will likely determine whether right guard Brandon Scherff stays on the active roster or not.
The Redskins might not have a final decision until they announce Moses’ release Tuesday. Because of Spencer Long’s uncertainty, the rookie has been playing some guard.
If the Redskins decide to keep Long on the active roster, right tackle Ty Nsekhe would be the only non-healthy player listed on the injury report, albeit in a limited capacity. But general manager Scot McCloughan does not hesitate in making moves, and, even if Nsekhe starts all 16 games, he is to be considered the backup, though reserve if Moses is active all season.
McCloughan has also discussed moving quarterback Kirk Cousins to left tackle, where backup Marshall Newhouse would continue to play. Neither move is likely until the Redskins address the offensive line at the draft and free agency.
Considering it has been more than a week since Moses last practiced, the Redskins are placing their faith in their offense in his absence.
Left tackle Trent Williams (concussion) is not participating in the final round of team drills. He returned to practice Wednesday, although limited.