Former Pro Bowl TE Jordan Reed Retiring From NFL

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Veteran tight end Jordan Reed is retiring from the NFL. The 30-year-old pass-catcher has spent seven seasons in the league, six of them with the Washington Football Team and one with the San Francisco 49ers.

Ian Rapoport with the NFL Network shared the news via Twitter early on Tuesday morning.

“Former Pro Bowl TE Jordan Reed is retiring, sources say,” Rapoport tweeted. “A 2013 3rd-round pick by the Washington Football Team, Reed emerged as one of the game’s best receiving TEs before battling injuries. His improbable comeback with 49ers last season allowed him to walk away with no regrets.”

In his seven seasons, Reed brought in 355 of 492 targets for 3,602 yards and 28 touchdowns. His best season came back in 2015 when he hauled in 87 catches for 952 yards and 11 scores, but it wasn’t until the following season that he was named to his lone Pro Bowl.

The Florida quarterback-turned-tight-end will forever be one of the league’s biggest “what if” stories. As Rapoport pointed out, Reed was emerging as one of the best receiving tight ends before injuries derailed his career prematurely.

Had he been able to stay healthy, who knows what would have happened.

Though undersized (6-foot-2, 242 pounds), Reed was an incredible offensive weapon. His size limited his ability to be a truly effective in-line blocker, but he was used all over the formation. He was an absolute nightmare to defend after the catch.

Hopefully he’ll move on to another venture and continue his success.

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Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and

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