By Peter Gleason

The issue for Jordan Reed’s Redskins friends is no longer whether the Eagles-killer will play this Sunday. He won’t because of a concussion.

They are worried about him long-term.

When could Reed return to the field? How would the offense change without the 6-2, 246-pound Reed, the team’s leading receiver, in the lineup for Sunday’s NFC East clash with the Eagles? Were the Redskins considering adding another tight end to their roster?

But for teammates who have grown close to Reed these past four seasons, such as Pro Bowl left tackle Trent Williams, the concern centered on his long-term health, given that this is the fifth diagnosed concussion and at least the sixth overall of Reed’s football career. Now 26, Reed previously acknowledged that he didn’t report symptoms of one of two concussions he suffered his rookie season in Washington.

“As a friend, I’m extremely concerned for his health,” Williams, who has played alongside Reed since the Redskins drafted the tight end in the third round of the 2013 NFL draft, told the Washington Post yesterday. “Concussions are nothing to play with, especially for him.”

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