John Keim ESPN Staff Writer
Redskins tight end Jordan Reed would save the team $7.9 million against the cap if he's released. But the only reason to do so would be his injuries and not his performance. But here's a pretty big clue from coach Jay Gruden about Reed's future: "I like Jordan a lot. I think he is an excellent player, he is a difference maker on offense. Tight ends that can win in zone and man coverage are hard to find. ...His blocking has improved and is going to continue to get better the stronger that he gets. We just have to get him healthy, but he is a dynamic player, a great athlete, works extremely hard, a great kid, never late and he's a big part of the success of this football team moving forward in my opinion."