Reports: New London's Reed retires after seven NFL seasons

Jordan Reed of New London has retired from pro football, NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported on Twitter early Tuesday morning.

ESPN’s John Keim reported Tuesday afternoon that Reed said lingering concussion effects forced his decision.

Reed, 30, played 10 games at tight end for the San Francisco 49ers last fall after missing the 2019 season due to injury. He played 75 games in all over seven NFL seasons.

In his six seasons with Washington, Reed caught 329 passes, 10th-most in franchise history, according to Pro Football Reference.

Washington selected Reed out of Florida in the third round of the 2013 draft. Though numerous injuries limited him — he never played more than 14 games and reached double digits in just five of his seven seasons — he still finishes with 3,602 receiving yards on 355 catches, 28 of them for touchdowns.

Reed was a Pro Bowl selection in 2016.

For New London High, Reed threw for 62 career touchdowns and helped the Whalers to two CIAC finals, winning the Class SS title in 2008 with a victory over Seymour.

At quarterback for Florida in 2010, he was 26-for-46 for 252 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. Moved to tight end, he finished three years for the Gators with 79 catches for 945 yards and six scores.