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Ravens Reed sounds iffy

Posted by Chris Brown on October 21, 2010 – 10:21 am

He has not yet been taken off Reserve/PUP, and despite the contention that he’ll play this week, Ed Reed sounds like anything but a sure thing for Sunday’s game against the Bills.

Reed practiced Wednesday, but whether four practices is enough to be ready for a game is another story.

“I haven’t moved around how you move around on the football field, as far as plays go back to back like that,” said Reed. “So, it’s going to be interesting to see how my body reacts this week to all the movement, carry the weight around and stuff like that.”

“(His playing status) is going to be based on how the specific issue responds to specifically practicing football at a fast pace,” said Ravens head coach John Harbaugh. “So, we’ll just have to see how that shakes out.”

With the Ravens entering their bye week after Sunday’s game with Buffalo, there’s the thought that Baltimore might be best served to just have Reed skip Sunday’s game, get two more weeks to heal up all the more and to be in the practice setting. By the sounds of it that is still a consideration.

“We definitely talked about that,” said Reed. “And that’s one thing I know coach Harbaugh is looking into, and the organization, that’s why I went on PUP. From the surgical standpoint, it was a 4-6 month period of getting back to full strength [or] a year-long process of full strength. So you know, we still have time until recovery. I still have some soreness in there and everything – still feel it when I move. So, I’m pretty sure that’s the thought upstairs.”

Reed had offseason hip surgery.


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