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Reed’s role could be limited

Posted by Chris Brown on November 21, 2008 – 5:38 pm

With Josh Reed unable to increase his practice workload through the course of the week, it will bear watching on Sunday to see just how much of a workload he’ll be given in the game.

My thinking is since he hasn’t been able to practice fully all week, the staff is likely hesitant to throw him back into the lineup full time.

I believe Reed will be used on a part time basis where he’s likely out there on third downs to help sustain drives and get first downs, but I’m not certain they’ll use him in the run game as much.

Blocking in the run game may put too much stress on that high ankle sprain from which he’s just recovered. There is also a greater chance of getting rolled up from behind when blocking in the run game and re-injuring the ankle.

So my guess is he has a part-time role on Sunday, is part of the third down package, two-minute and probably red zone and not much more. That means Steve Johnson’s role will be increased as expected.

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