Redskins’ Reed in concussion protocol after leaving game

Field Level Media

August 23, 2019 at 3:29 am.

Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed, who has a history of concussions, ended up in the concussion protocol Thursday night after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit from Atlanta Falcons safety Keanu Neal.

Reed came over the middle on a slant pattern and caught a 10-yard pass from Case Keenum for a first down, but he was blasted by Neal, prompting multiple penalty flags to fly.

The 29-year-old receiver lost his helmet on the play, while Neal was penalized for lowering his head to initiate contact.

Reed has caught 329 passes for 3,371 yards and 24 touchdowns in six seasons with the Redskins, has sustained at least three concussions over his career. Last year, in 13 games (eight starts), he had 54 catches for 558 yards and two TDs.