Ed Reed has decided mandatory OTAs with the Ravens are voluntary for him. The veteran safety was not in attendance again today and could face $63,000 in fines if he misses all three days of Ravens practices.
His teammate and fellow vet Ray Lewis didn’t seem overly worried about Reed’s absence. ”Whatever him and coach and them have talked about, they have talked about and I don’t think it’s an issue at all,” Lewis told Aaron Wilson of Ravens247.com
Only problem is, Harbs and Reed haven’t talked.
“I have not communicated with Ed,” Harbaugh said on Tuesday. “So, I’m not sure what the situation is on that.”
But fear not, Lewis has spoken with Reed, who said less than a month ago that he wasn’t 100 percent committed to playing in 2012, and has shows no concern of Ed’s potential retirement or dedication to the Ravens.
“I talk to Ed all the time, and I don’t expect anything different. Ed is Ed. When July 25 comes on, Ed will be here and we will be getting ready to roll.”