The Washington Redskins will travel to the U.K. this evening to get ready for a tough opponent in the Cincinnati Bengals at Wembley Stadium Sunday. TE Jordan Reed and CB Josh Norman (both concussions) are but two of many injured Redskins players, have been cleared to go on the trip.
Both Reed and Norman are not completely through with the concussion protocol per se but they are cleared to practice and handle daily activity. Their activity has been increased slowly but it is unknown how close they are to actually playing in the game. Head coach Jay Gruden said that, while signs are better, they must keep a close eye on the two players after practice and during meetings. It will be the Redskins medical staff and trainers that make the final call.
“They’ve been cleared to go on the trip so they’re good to go,” Gruden said today. “Everyone’s going on the trip but we still have to monitor them and [Reed and Norman’s] behavior and we’ll practice tomorrow in London. We’ll have to gauge and see if they’re able enough to [play].”
Reed, Norman, LT Trent Williams (knee), C Spencer Long (chest), CB Bashaud Breeland (ankle), LB Terence Garvin (hip), WR Jamison Crowder (Groin), WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring), RG Brandon Scherff (shoulder) were all limited in practice today. RB Matt Jones (knee) did not practice.
Reed said as early as yesterday that he was going on the trip. Today, as Norman met with reporters, he said that he had suffered a setback earlier in the week but that today he felt fine.