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Jordan Reed, Josh Norman Cleared To Travel To London


Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden announced on Thursday that the tight end and cornerback have been cleared to travel overseas, but both still need to be cleared to play in game action.

Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed and cornerback Josh Norman both have been cleared to travel to London with their teammates prior to Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

They are still being watched closely before potentially being cleared to play, though, as they continue to recover from concussions.

"They've been cleared to go on the trip, so they're good to go as far as going on the trip," Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said. "But we still have to monitor them and their behavior. We'll have them practice tomorrow in London and then we'll have to gauge and see if they're able enough to go."

Gruden added that they've been "been cleared to practice and start regular activity," as they'll continue to go through daily activities while remaining in the protocol.

"We just have to monitor them on a daily basis – see how they do after practice, how they do in the morning, see how they are during meetings," Gruden said. "We'll keep a close eye on them."

Norman suffered a concussion in the third quarter of last Sunday's loss to the Detroit Lions, but has been a limited practice participant the last two days.

If active, he'll face All-Pro wide receiver A.J. Green, who is coming off an eight-catch, 169-yard day against the Cleveland Browns that included a juggling catch on a Hail Mary throw.

Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman has been voted the 11th best player on the NFL's "Top 100 Players of 2016" list.

"Anytime your best player is not going to go, it has a concern, but when he does go, you have a comfort level," Gruden said of Norman earlier this week. "That's why we signed him for guys like A.J. Green and that matter, but either way we still have to strap it up and play. If he doesn't go we feel good about [Bashaud] Breeland, we feel good about [Quinton] Dunbar and [Greg] Toler, like I said. So we've got a great competitive group. They show no fear back there and they're going to compete."

Reed, meanwhile, has missed the Redskins' last two games after suffering a concussion during Washington's victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Oct. 9.

The fourth-year University of Florida product – who became the fastest tight end to 200 receptions earlier in the season – told reporters on Wednesday that he feels "symptom free."

"I'm feeling good," Reed said. "I'm feeling 100 percent, so right now it's just up to the coaches and the trainers."

Linebacker Terence Garvin (hip), cornerback Bashaud Breeland (ankle), Jamison Crowder (groin), Vernon Davis (groin), Jamison Crowder (hamstring/shoulder), guard/center Spencer Long (chest), guard Brandon Scherff (shoulder) and Trent Williams (knee) were also limited in the Redskins' final practice at the Inova Sports Performance Center at Redskins Park in Loudoun County, Va., before heading to London.

Running back Rob Kelley did not practice, though, as he continues to deal with a knee injury. Gruden said that, as of now, Jones will still make the trip to London before a final determination is made about his game status on Friday.

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