Redskins' Reed, Norman cleared to travel to London


Jordan Reed and Josh Norman will make the trip to London.

Coach Jay Gruden told reporters Thursday that both star players, dealing with concussions, were cleared for travel. The Redskins head across the pond tonight.

Gruden added that Reed and Norman would practice on Friday, and hope to be cleared to face the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

"Signs are looking better," Gruden said, adding Reed and Norman's availability will depend on how they feel after practice.

Reed has missed the past two games with his most recent concussion. The tight end said this Thursday he feels "100 percent" and expects to play this week.

Norman left last week's loss in Detroit with after suffering a concussion in the second half, when his helmet bounced off the turf. Norman was limited on Wednesday and Thursday in practice.

Both will need to be officially cleared before taking the field.

At 4-3, the Redskins need both playmakers back on the field. Reed would be a big mismatch for the offense against Bengals linebackers that struggle in coverage. Norman would matchup with A.J. Green. The highly paid Norman has been worth the money this season when given a chance to match up with No. 1 receivers.