Al Galdi explains why the Jordan Reed situation may be more complicated for the Redskins than previously thought.

Yesterday multiple reports surfaced regarding Jordan Reed still being in concussion protocol. Redskins insider Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reported that Reed was “expected to be cleared soon, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity, but he is expected to be released once cleared.”

Jordan was placed on IR in October of 2019 off having been inactive for each of the first five games of the Redskins’ 2019 season due to a concussion that he suffered in the Redskins’ third preseason game, n at the Atlanta Falcons. It was the seventh documented concussion for Reed going back to his time at Florida.

Reed has two years remaining on a five-year, $46.75 million contract extension that he signed in May 2016. He has a $10.3 million salary-cap number for the 2020 season.

He does not have to be removed from the concussion protocol before being released, and the Redskins actually don’t have to reach an injury settlement with Reed before releasing him. However, if he is released before exiting concussion protocol and without an injury settlement, the expectation is that he would be entitled to at least a portion of a $1.2 million injury-protection benefit in the NFL’s and NFLPA’s collective-bargaining agreement.

Reed exited the 2019 regular season having played in just 65 of a possible 112 regular-season games (58 percent) in his career.

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