Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed was bothered all last season by his toe, needed a shot before training camp and hasn’t yet practiced. However, Reed remains confident that he’ll be ready for the start of the regular season.

Reed remains on the physically unable to perform list because of a sprained big toe on his left foot. Because he must plant and cut on his routes, the Redskins want his toe fully healed before he returns. They’re uncertain when that will be, but Reed and coach Jay Gruden believe it will be before the Sept. 10 opener vs. Philadelphia.

“Not at all,” Reed said, when asked if he was worried about the opener. “I’ll be back out there soon.”

Redskins coach Jay Gruden shares Reed's optimism -- to a degree.