Washington Redskins rookie tight end Jordan Reed will miss his fourth consecutive game because of lingering effects from a concussion.
The Redskins announced Saturday that Reed did not travel with the team for today’s game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Reed is the team’s second leading receiver with 45 catches for 499 yards.
He was injured Nov. 17 in a loss to Philadelphia.
COLTS: Promoted receiver Griff Whalen from the practice squad to the active roster Saturday.
Whalen has played in six games this season and has nine receptions for 102 yards. He should help a depleted receiving corps that has been without perennial Pro Bowler Reggie Wayne since Oct. 20. Backup receiver LaVon Brazill is questionable this week with a foot injury.
JAGUARS: Have added guard Will Rackley to the injury report with a concussion.
Rackley, who has started 11 of 13 games this season, reported symptoms Saturday morning. He is listed as questionable for today’s game against Buffalo. Rackley first sustained a concussion Oct. 27 against San Francisco
CHIEFS: Wide receiver Dexter McCluster has been ruled out for today’s game in Oakland after developing an infection in a small cut on his ankle.
The Chiefs were wary that McCluster may have developed MRSA.
But trainer Rick Burkholder said tests came back negative for the serious strain of staph infection. McCluster has been receiving antibiotics to treat the infection.
• The family of former Chiefs’ linebacker Jovan Belcher has had his body exhumed so that his brain can be examined for possible clues about why he killed his girlfriend and himself last year.
Family attorney Dirk Vandever told The Kansas City Star that Belcher’s body was taken Friday from the North Babylon Cemetery in Bay Shore, N.Y.
The examination of Belcher’s brain could help determine whether he had a destructive brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
The condition has been linked to head blows, and early signs in younger athletes can include mood changes.