Ravens safety Ed Reed has been sending mixed signals about whether he’s going to play this year, but head coach John Harbaugh isn’t worried.
Harbaugh told reporters today that he’s not worried about Reed sitting out voluntary Organized Team Activities, and Harbaugh is confident that Reed will be there when the time for mandatory work comes.
“Ed is a guy that I really trust and really care about. I believe in him. There’s been no indication that he’s not going to play this year as far as I’m concerned,” Harbaugh said, via the Baltimore Sun. “I don’t worry about Ed. Ed is a mature guy. He’s a superstar. He’s a first-ballot Hall of Famer and he’ll be here. We’re counting on Ed being here.”
Harbaugh said he thinks that when Reed said he isn’t completely committed to playing, he was talking more about how he feels right now, during the offseason, than about how he views the regular season.
“I think he’s talking about the offseason,” Harbaugh said. “He’s got a lot of things going on, that’s what he said. He’s working on personal things. I guarantee you he’s training, I guarantee you that he’s getting ready for the season. That’s just Ed.”
And Harbaugh is confident that he’ll have Ed on the field when the season starts.