Redskins tight end Jordan Reed has provided the offense with a spark. Patrick Semansky AP Photo
The Washington Redskins are a much better offense when tight end Jordan Reed is healthy. In the team's Week 7 win, Reed racked up 72 yards and two touchdowns on 11 receptions.
On Monday, Reed received some support from another famous athlete on a Washington professional sports team.
In five games played this season, Reed has 350 yards and three touchdowns on 35 receptions. Teammate Pierre Garcon explained what makes Reed so difficult to defend against.
"He's big against the DBs and he's fast against safeties and linebackers," Garcon said to reporters, per the Washington Post. "He's definitely a great weapon to have on the field and we love when he's out there making plays for us."
The Redskins are a much better offense with Reed healthy. If the offense can also get back DeSean Jackson, quarterback Kirk Cousins will have a lot of weapons to work with in the passing game.
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