WASHINGTON (AP) The Redskins released Jordan Reed on Thursday, cutting ties with an injury-prone tight end who was rarely able to show his full abilities.
Injuries from head to toe limited Reed to 65 games over his first seven years in the NFL, all with Washington. He missed the entire 2019 season with his fifth documented concussion as a pro and seventh going back to his college career at Florida.
Releasing Reed clears $8.5 million in salary cap space to give Washington more than $63 million to spend in free agency. The Redskins have needs all over but are now particularly thin at tight end after moving on from Reed and Vernon Davis retiring.