ASHBURN, Va. -- The Washington Redskins say tight end Jordan Reed didn't suffer a setback in his recovery from a concussion. But they also found it necessary to keep him out of practice. The Redskins also were minus another key offensive target in practice -- receiver DeSean Jackson.
Reed still will visit an independent doctor Friday to see if he'll be cleared, and Redskins coach Jay Gruden wasn't ready to rule him out for Sunday's game at the Detroit Lions. The Redskins' offense ranks fifth in scoring but would suffer a blow if they somehow couldn't have Reed and Jackson. Reed missed last week when the Redskins gained 493 yards and scored 27 points in a win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
But the last time they played without both of them was in a Week 6 loss to the New York Jets in 2015; the Redskins scored 13 points on offense and managed 225 total yards.
Reed was limited in practice Wednesday, wearing full pads but also a yellow jersey signifying no contact. He suffered the concussion, at least his fifth diagnosed one, two weeks ago in a win over the Baltimore Ravens.
"The medical stuff thought today was best to keep him out," Gruden said "They thought today was a day to keep him off his feet."
Reed said the concussion stemmed from a hit early in third quarter against the Ravens and that he started having a "pretty bad headache." He admitted on multiple occasions that he hidden his concussion from the team, not telling them of any symptoms until Tuesday.
Gruden said he didn't think Reed meant to say he hid it, but rather that he knew when it happened. But Reed was clear Wednesday that "I kind of kept it to myself. I was feeling it throughout the game and kept playing. Next day I was feeling all right and then did some exercise and I started to feel a little worse."
"Obviously we want our players to be honest, especially with the significance of a concussion," Gruden said. "We don't condone that in any way."
Jackson missed a second day of practice with a sore shoulder. He hurt himself in the second half of Sunday's win over Philadelphia.
"I want to play and I think I'll be able to so I'll be all right," Jackson said. "It's nothing too serious, but still enough to hold me back from practicing. They're giving me the time I need to get it right so hopefully I'll be ready for Sunday."
Meanwhile, linebacker Su'a Cravens, also in the concussion protocol, was a full participant in practice. He, too, will visit an independent doctor Friday to see if he'll be cleared for Sunday. But it was a good sign that he increased his reps this week and hasn't suffered any setback.