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Pair Of Jordan Reed, Vernon Davis Will Be 'Hard To Stop' In 2016


With Jordan Reed quickly ascending to the top of the tight end ranks in the NFL, adding Vernon Davis with a returning Niles Paul, too, makes the group a lethal concoction.

The Washington Redskins already had one of the best young tight ends in the NFL before the team announced the signing of veteran Vernon Davis on March 31.

But now with Jordan Reed coming into his own, teams will also have to deal with Davis, a two-time Pro Bowler and 2013 second-team All-Pro.

While Davis turned 32 years old earlier this year, the athleticism – which turned heads during his 2006 NFL Combine performance -- is still there.

"He's always been a real athletic guy and a great pass-catcher and now I'm starting to see his blocking," Reed said at Collectors' Showcase of America show at the Dulles Expo Center last Saturday, via ESPN’s John Keim. "He's always been a great tight end. I'm excited."

Reed, of course, broke several franchise records for tight ends during the 2015 season, as the University of Florida product totaled 87 receptions for 952 yards and 11 touchdowns in just 14 appearances.

Four times during the season Reed caught two touchdown passes.

He also surpassed 120 yards in two of the final four games of the season.

With Reed, Davis and even Niles Paul at tight end, and the Redskins' weapons on the outside, defenses are going to have issues slowing down the offense guided by quarterback Trent Williams.

"It's going to be hard to stop," Reed said. "Especially when we get Niles in the mix. It'll be hard to stop."

While Reed will continue to be the team's No. 1 receiving tight end, and perhaps the top target in the entire offense, he understands more needs to be done for him to be a complete player.

"I could be more consistent in certain situations," Reed said. "And I feel I can always get better at my route running and create more separation and get way better as a blocker."

Reed has been busy at work this offseason.

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He is in entering the final year of his reported four-year rookie deal that was signed in 2013.

With health no longer appearing to hold him back, Reed is ready for bigger and better things in 2016.

"I've been feeling awesome, man," Reed said.




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