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Reed was placed on PUP the day before Washington’s training camp opened up at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center in Richmond, Va., as he dealt with a toe injury.
The five-year veteran told reporters last week that he expected to return to the field prior to Washington’s preseason Week 3 game against the Cincinnati Bengals. He had recently been fitted for customized orthopedics, which can be worn in any cleats or shoes of his choosing.
“It’s been working good,” Reed said. “It’s helped my toe out a lot and when I tried them out it felt really good.”
As the team's official website notes, even if he has to wear them throughout the season, Reed believes he’ll be able to play at a top level once the regular season begins next month.
“I think the coaches are allowing me to rest it and allow it to heal,” Reed said. “I don’t think it will be a problem during the season because it’s starting to heal up really good right now.”
Reed, of course, has been one of the top players at his position over the last two years after experiencing a breakout campaign in 2015. In total, he has collected 153 receptions for 1,638 yards and 17 touchdowns over the last two seasons.
And now fantasy owners who have already drafted him can rest a little easier; those considering it in coming days, should feel free.
With his return, an already deep tight ends group now features their Pro Bowl headliner.
Davis recorded two receptions for 49 yards against the Green Bay Packers in Washington’s preseason Week 2 game, while Paul capped off an all-around performance with a 16-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter.