May 5, 2013; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (86) speaks with the media after rookie minicamp at Redskins Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Redskins Ink Draft Pick Reed

On Friday, the Washington Redskins announced that the team had signed third round draft pick Jordan Reed to a rookie contract. Reed was the last “hold out” from selections made during the 2013 NFL Draft. While specifics of the deal were not released, Reed will make approximately $2.7 million over the course of his four year contract based on the rookie wage scale.

Let me go on record as saying that Jordan Reed will be the gem of the 2013 draft class for the Redskins. Though tight end was not the team’s most pressing need for the upcoming season, Reed will get a chance to play this year because of his versatility. At Florida, he lined up as an H back, slot receiver, fullback, as well as a standard tight end, after starting his career as a quarterback. With starter Fred Davis only under contract for one more season (and currently recovering from Achilles surgery), Reed is the Redskins long term fix at the tight end position. Expect to see Reed lining up all over the field from Week 1.

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