The task of defeating the Washington Redskins (3-7) became less difficult for the San Francisco 49ers (6-4) as two of the Redskins’ leading receivers are out of the game due to injuries. Rookie tight end Jordan Reed has been deactivated for Monday night’s game in Washington due to a concussion suffered during their loss to the Philadelphia Eagles last week.
Reed, a converted quarterback out of the University of Florida, has shined during his rookie campaign. He has 45 catches, good for second on the team. In a season marred by disappointment after heightened expectations from winning the NFC Eastern Division last year, Reed has been a reliable target for second-year quarterback Robert Griffin III.
Also out for the game is starting wide receiver Leonard Hankerson, who suffered a season-ending knee injury against the Eagles.
Veteran Fred Davis will step in for Reed, while former 49er Joshua Morgan will replace Hankerson on the Redskins roster.
The Redskins and 49ers square off Monday night in a nationally televised game in Washington. Game time is 5:40 pm Pacific time.