Returning to the field for the first time since a Week 1 hamstring injury sidelined him, Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed made his presence felt on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, catching a team-high eight passes for 92 yards.
The second-year Florida product said it "felt good" to get back out there with his teammates and said he didn't experience any issues with his hamstring.
"It felt good to touch the ball and be out there playing again and trying to make plays and things like that," he said. "When I was out there, I was just trying to help my team out."
Known as being a dynamic receiving threat, Reed's most athletic play came may have come during the second quarter, when on 3rd-and-10, he caught the ball in short yardage, juked a defender and dashed ahead for a nine-yard gain.
Later on in the fourth quarter with the game hanging in the balance, Reed was a mismatch nightmare for the Cardinals' defense, as he hauled in four passes for 60 yards.
It was a reminder than when on the field, Reed is a true playmaker at the tight end position.
"I feel like I did the same thing I did last year," he said. "Make plays in the passing game and help out in the run game.
"Anything they need me to do, I feel like I can do that."
Moving forward to the Tennessee Titans next Sunday, Reed said the his teammates and he must forget about the end result against Arizona.
"After a loss, you always got to just keep moving forward and go to next week," he said. "And that's what I plan on doing -- just keep moving forward."