Wide receiver/kick returner David Reed, who returned to practice Monday but remains on the physically-unable-to-perform list, acknowledged that he'll be limited for a while but said that it's a "blessing" to be back at practice. Reed has three weeks to either be added to the active roster, placed on injured reserve or let go ... The Ravens signed former New England Patriots tight end Alex Silvestro to the practice squad and cut quarterback Dennis Dixon. Silvestro (6-foot-3, 267-pounds), who worked out for the team earlier this week, can also play defensive end, but indicated he will play tight end for Baltimore … Raiders coach Dennis Allen said that he's going to let the week play out before announcing the status of running backs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson, who are both dealing with high ankle sprains. Neither practiced Wednesday for the Raiders, nor did defensive tackle Richard Seymour (knee/hamstring) and cornerback Shawntae Spencer (foot). … With the exception of the special teams, the Ravens practiced inside Wednesday due to the cold temperature.
Baltimore Sun reporter Edward Lee contributed to this article.
Domestic violence case against McClellan dropped
A domestic violence charge against Ravens outside linebacker Albert McClellan has been dropped, according to his agent.
McClellan was arrested on June 30 in his hometown of Lakeland, Fla., and faced a first-degree misdemeanor battery case and a second-degree misdemeanor charge of simple assault with threat or intent to do violence, but the charges have been dropped, McClellan's agent, Glen Lansky, told The Baltimore Sun on Wednesday.
Polk County (Fla.) records confirmed that the state of Florida declined to pursue the charges following an investigation.
"We are very pleased to announce that all charges against Albert McClellan have been nolle-prossed by the state of Florida, and there will be no further action," Lansky said. "Albert is very excited to have all this behind him and that the judicial system ran its course. He can now continue to focus on football."
The alleged victim, a former girlfriend of McClellan's, had filed a waiver not to prosecute, according to McClellan's criminal defense attorney, David Kaylor of Lakeland, Fla. The Ravens were made aware of the case after being informed over the summer by McClellan and his representative.
McClellan told police that the argument stemmed from the woman's alleging that he had been talking to a former girlfriend on his cell phone. According to the police report, McClellan "unlawfully pushed the victim against her will and threw a lamp at her causing her to be in fear for her physical safety."Orioles Insider | Live scores | Photos | Baseball app