He is still eligible to participate in practices and preseason games, but he will not return in the regular season until October 14th, following the team's Week 6 game against the Cleveland Browns. He will also miss games against the Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, New Orleans Saints, Arizona Cardinals, and Los Angeles Rams. He is coming off a career season that saw him set career highs with 10.5 sacks and 50 tackles in 2018. The suspended Reed finished tied for fourth among defensive tackles in sacks.
Another NFL injury note came from Tom Brady's New England Patriots and his top target, Julian Edelman, who will reportedly be sidelined three weeks with a thumb injury. The wide receiver will miss the beginning of training camp with the injury, as he was seen wearing a brace on the thumb over the weekend. It is uncertain whether the injury is a break or a sprain, as he joins a long list of Pats that will not be there to start camp. Rob Gronkowski is retired, Josh Gordon is suspended, while Sony Michel and Demariyus Thomas are both overcoming injuries. The 33-year-old Edelman signed a new three-year contract this off-season, so it is even more important to make sure he is completely health come the start of the regular season.