Jordan Reed injury: Redskins TE ruled out vs. Falcons

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Washington has made a quarterback switch and the offensive problems haven't ended there.

Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed did not pass league-mandated post-concussion tests and will be miss the game on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. The Redskins made the announcement Saturday via the team's official website.

It will be the fourth straight game Reed has missed since sustaining a concussion in Week 10 against the Minnesota Vikings. The rookie tight end has been a bright spot in a disappointing season for the Redskins, catching 45 passes for 455 yards and three touchdowns.

The season is lost for the Redskins, and the team has been eliminated from playoff contention. Reed's absence means far more to Kirk Cousins' chances, with the second-year quarterback given an opportunity to start three games after the organization elected to deactivate Robert Griffin III.

Washington has a chance to win some pride when it faces the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. The remaining three games will determine how the Redskins operate in the offseason, and whether head coach Mike Shanahan will return in 2014. Veteran tight end Logan Paulsen will start in Reed's absence.

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