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Washington Redskins Give Jordan Reed Contract Extension

The Washington Redskins continue to build a deadly offense. This time it was locking down tight end Jordan Reed to a new 5-year, $50 million


The Washington Redskins continue to build a deadly offense. This time it was locking down tight end Jordan Reed to a new 5-year, $50 million contract today. Reed, coming off the back of a successful 2015 in which he totaled 87 receptions for 952 yards and 11 touchdowns in 14 games is now tied as the highest paid tight end in the NFL with Seattle’s Jimmy Graham. Reed has struggled with injuries throughout his career – he is yet to play all 16 games in a season – but when on the field Reed has been a threat to every defense he faces. “His ability to break guys off, so to speak, these are NFL players that he can make them look bad out there sometimes,” Redskins tight ends coach Wes Phillips said earlier this year. “He can get a lot better, that’s the scary part,” Head coach Jay Gruden said. “He is a very natural gifted route running tight end with natural hands and great ability to run after the catch Reed arrived at Washington as a 3rd round pick in the 2013 draft and has since established himself as one of the best receiving tight ends in the league, that is now reflected by his pay check. The question for Washington fans is if he can stay on the field to be part of the impressive attack they have now assembled.


Toby Durant

A passionate and opinionated writer, I am currently the NFL editor for RealSport. However, I also contribute to F1, WWE, Football, and other sections of the site, and I have covered the NFL International Series for RealSport and previously contributed to SB Nation.

 

I also have 10 years playing and coaching experience in American football, starting at the University of Nottingham and including a stint as defensive coordinator at Oxford Brookes University. I may be a Patriots fan but all aspects of the sport interest me, from guard play to special teams.

Washington Redskins Give Jordan Reed Contract Extension

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