The last time we heard from Ed Reed, he expressed concern that he could miss part of the regular season because of his hip surgery. The Baltimore Sun believes the absence could be substantial.
Jamison Hensley writes the “most likely scenario” surrounding Reed would be for him to be placed on the active/PUP list to open the season, which would knock him out of the first six games.
Keep in mind that this information was presented in a blog post about training camp, not as a breaking news story. There’s a lot of time left before the regular season, and the Ravens will exhaust any chance to have Reed available at some point in September.
For now, there’s serious doubt whether the best player in Baltimore’s banged-up secondary will make it back to the field before that newsmaking quarterback over in Pittsburgh.