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Report: Oft-concussed former Washington TE Jordan Reed visiting Seahawks

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The Seattle Seahawks may have signed veteran tight end Greg Olsen, but with Will Dissly coming off another serious injury, Ed Dickson looking like a cap casualty, and Jacob Hollister currently a restricted free agent, this is very much a position where Seattle is still exploring its options.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, former Washington TE Jordan Reed is expected to visit the team on Thursday.

When healthy, the 29-year-old Reed has shown himself to be a pretty good TE. His career numbers are 329 catches for 3,371 yards and 38 touchdowns through seven seasons. In the 2015 season, he posted an impressive 87 grabs for 952 yards and 11 touchdowns, all career bests.

The problem for Jordan, unfortunately, is his extensive injury history, which includes several concussions dating back to his days at the University of Florida. He didn’t play at all in the 2019 regular season after a horrible head shot he sustained during preseason. Officially, Reed has been diagnosed with seven concussions between college and the pros. Reed was also sent to injured reserve in 2017 and 2018 with hamstring and toe injuries, respectively.

There’s legitimate reason to believe that Reed’s concussion count should be grounds for him not to even be playing football anymore. Again, this is just a visit, it doesn’t mean that it’ll lead to a signing.