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Jaguars TE Niles Paul sprained his MCL in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The injury figures to cost Paul multiple weeks. With TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (core) on IR, Jacksonville is down to James O'Shaughnessy and David Grinnage at TE.

Jaguars TE Niles Paul injured his knee in the 1st half of Sunday's game in Dallas and will not return. That leaves James O'Shaughnessy as Jacksonville's top TE.

The Jaguars have placed TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (core) on IR. He's been playing through this core-muscle injury all season but must have aggravated it in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs. ASJ is reportedly a candidate to be designated for return after 8 weeks, but he's not worth hanging on to in fantasy leagues. James O'Shaughnessy and Niles Paul will handle TE duties for Jacksonville in Seferian-Jenkins' absence, but neither is a viable fantasy option right now.

The Jaguars have signed TE Niles Paul, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. Paul flashed with a 39-507-1 line back in 2014 but hasn't been the same player since a fractured ankle cost him the entire 2015 season. He's still only 28, though, and owned a 94th percentile SPARQ score pre-injury. Don't bother drafting Paul in early best-ball leagues, but he'll be worth monitoring this summer.

Redskins TE Jordan Reed has been downgraded to out for Sunday's game against the Eagles. He never had much of a shot to play after experiencing concussion symptoms on Tuesday. It's Reed's 4th concussion as a pro, so he might be looking at an extended absence. We'll see exactly how Washington divvies TE duties between Vernon Davis and Niles Paul, but neither is a reliable Week 6 fantasy play.

The Redskins listed TE Jordan Reed (concussion) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles. He didn't practice all week, which suggests that he still has multiple stages of the concussion protocol to pass through. Fantasy owners can't be counting on Reed this week, but we'll find out his official status by noon ET on Sunday. Vernon Davis and Niles Paul figure to share TE duties in Reed’s absence. Neither is a recommended fantasy play vs. Philly’s top-ranked TE defense.

Redskins TE Jordan Reed (concussion) remained sidelined on Thursday. It's unclear exactly where he is in the concussion protocol, but he's looking unlikely to play against the Eagles this weekend. TE Vernon Davis has been running ahead of TE Niles Paul so far this year, but we don't know what the situation would look like if Reed sits. It'd be a situation to avoid vs. Philly's top-ranked TE defense.

Washington TE Jordan Reed is sitting out minicamp this week after he "rolled" an ankle in OTAs. It doesn't seem like a significant issue, but every Reed ding is worth tracking after he lost 14 games to injuries over the past 3 years. His absence leaves more reps for Niles Paul and Vernon Davis. HC Jay Gruden says Paul has done a "great job" in his return from a nasty ankle injury, according to the Washington Post, and that Davis has picked up the playbook quickly. Neither is likely to be fantasy relevant when Reed is healthy.

The Redskins have signed TE Vernon Davis.  Washington was the only known team to show interest in the 32-year-old.  Davis didn't make much of an impact in Denver last season and has averaged just 10.0 yards per catch over the last 2 years.  He's no threat to TE Jordan Reed and will probably need to battle with Niles Paul and Logan Paulsen for the #2 spot on the depth chart.

Redskins TE Niles Paul will miss the entire 2015 season after suffering a fractured and dislocated ankle in Thursday night's preseason opener.  It's a horribly timed injury for Paul, who was coming off a personal-best 39-507-1 line last year and primed for a bigger role in 2015.  Paul's injury gives Jordan Reed another shot to establish himself as Washington's lead TE.  He hasn't been able to stay healthy through 2 NFL seasons and is currently sidelined with a bum hamstring.  When on the field, though, Reed is capable of TE1 production.  He's worth a late-round shot in fantasy drafts.

7:39pm EDT 8/13/15

Redskins TE Niles Paul was carted off the field in Thursday night's preseason opener with a leg injury.  The leg was air-casted right on the field.  We'll pass along an update when we get one, but this obviously has the look of a severe injury.  It's a tough break for Paul, who had a good offseason and was sitting atop Washington's depth chart.  The injury will give TE Jordan Reed a chance to re-establish himself as the starter.

Update: Paul has a dislocated ankle and will miss the entire 2015 season.

Redskins TE Jordan Reed is "day-to-day" with a hamstring issue, per HC Jay Gruden.  That's becoming a perpetual state for Reed, who missed 5 games with 2 separate hamstring injuries last year.  He also underwent knee surgery this offseason, missed time in 2013 with quad, knee and foot problems, and has sustained at least 3 concussions.  Reed's durability issues are likely the main reason he's listed 2nd behind Niles Paul on Washington's current depth chart.  He'll need to get and stay healthy if he wants to move back atop the totem pole.  Reed has plenty of weekly upside when he's on the field, but the injuries make him just a late-round flier in fantasy drafts right now.

Niles Paul is listed as the starting TE on the Redskins' initial depth chart.  "That's how it's been playing out in practices too," insider John Keim adds.  This might be at least partly because TE Jordan Reed missed most of the offseason after undergoing knee surgery.  But Paul showed well last year, averaging 13.0 yards on his 39 grabs, and then signed a new 3-year deal with the Redskins in March.  This will be a situation to keep a close eye on this preseason.  Paul and Reed both have the ability to be major fantasy factors in the lead role.

Washington TE Jordan Reed underwent a “little procedure” on his knee, HC Jay Gruden told ESPN's John Keim. It’s a concern, as Reed has already missed a portion of OTAs with knee trouble.  And he’s never been the most durable guy, missing 12 games over his first 2 seasons. Gruden did say that the young TE will be ready for training camp, but we’ll keep tabs on Reed throughout the summer.

The Redskins have re-signed TE Niles Paul to a 3-year deal worth about $10 million.  We featured Paul in our 6 Free-Agent Sleepers and were hoping that he'd leave Washington for a better situation.  Now he looks like no more than a handcuff to starting TE Jordan Reed.  Paul is undraftable outside of deep best-ball leagues.

Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) is out for Sunday’s game against the 49ers. We still don’t have any details on the severity of his latest hamstring injury, but the fact that he didn’t practice at all this week and was ruled out on Friday means we could be looking at another extended absence. Niles Paul will step back in as Washington’s lead TE. But he’s a shaky fantasy starter after QB Robert Griffin flopped last week.

Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) did not practice on Wednesday.  The team hasn't provided much info on his status, but he's obviously in danger of missing this weekend's game against the 49ers.  Remember that Reed missed 4 games earlier this season with a bum hammy (although it was the opposite hammy).  Niles Paul will serve as Washington's pass-catching TE if Reed can't play Sunday, but he'd be tough to trust considering how poorly QB Robert Griffin played last week.

Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) is a game-time decision for Week 6 after getting in 3 limited practices this week.  Washington-Arizona doesn't kick off until 4:25 pm ET, so we won't know Reed's status until 3 pm.  If he does play, he'll be a risk/reward fantasy option against the Cardinals' 27th-ranked TE defense.  If Reed is out again, Niles Paul will be a top-10 fantasy play.

Washington TE Jordan Reed remained limited in practice Wednesday, but he said he's optimistic about his chances to finally return from a hamstring injury and play against Arizona on Sunday.  “Definitely shooting for Sunday,” Reed said, per “I feel like if I get everything done this week and everything goes smoothly, I’ll be out there Sunday.”  We'll be very interested to see how Reed's and Niles Paul's roles sort out when the season-opening starter does return.  And we'll, of course, keep an eye on Reed's status throughout the week.

6:13pm EDT 10/6/14

As expected, Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) is inactive for tonight's game against the Seahawks.  After practicing early in the week, he was sidelined on Saturday.  He might have suffered a setback.  Consider him questionable for Week 6.  Niles Paul gets another game as Washington's lead TE.

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