RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — On the eve of training camp in the River City, the Washington Redskins announced tight end Jordan Reed would begin on the PUP (Physically Unable to Perform) list on Wednesday evening.
Reed is cited to be dealing with toe soreness and is on the list as a precaution. He joins DeAngelo Hall, Houston Bates and Kendal Thompson on the list.
Being on the PUP list allows players time to recover or avoid certain contact drills to prevent further injury or aggravation, meaning if Reed didn’t begin training camp on the list he would then be ineligible to go on it if the injury worsened.
Reed has been Kirk Cousins’ favorite target the previous two seasons. He has caught 17 total touchdowns, 11 in 2015 and averaging over 10 yards a reception. ESPN’s Bill Barnwell shows more stats pertaining to Reed’s importance in the Redskins offensive game plan:
Richmonder Billy Motley was one of the first people in line before the gates opened at Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center, Thursday morning. Motley said many fans still reacting to the news about Reed being added to the PUP list.
“I was surprised by that,” Motley said. “I’m hoping that he will be ready for the season opener, but I was surprised by that. Hopefully he gets better.”
Motley returning to the training camp for the fifth year in a row, he said it’s a tradition that kicks off the football season and fans become family.
“Just the camaraderie, just being with the guys seeing the guys back on the field,” Motley said, “and seeing some of the Redskins fans out here you know just tailgating and having a good time.”
Washington Redskins training camp begins Thursday with two practice sessions. The morning session runs from 10:35 a.m. to 11:35 a.m. and the afternoon session goes from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and the camp closes at 5:00 p.m.
This is the first year that all fans will need to have the free fans pass with them to get into the gate.
The Redskins will hold three straight days of two practice sessions before their first off day on Sunday, July, 30. All fans are encouraged to attend.