For wide receiver David Reed, this week marks a return to familiar territory.
The former Ravens wide receiver, now with the San Francisco 49ers, has practiced against his old teammates at team headquarters over the past two days.
"It's like I never left," said Reed, a 2010 Ravens fifth-round draft pick from Utah. "It was a lot of fun. I had a great time out here with these guys, catching up on old times and everything. I enjoyed it. It was a blast."
Reed spent time visiting with Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti during practice, laughing and joking.
"It was great seeing Steve Bisciotti again," Reed said. "He's the man."
As a rookie, Reed led the NFL with 29.3 yards per kickoff return and was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week following a 103-yard kickoff return against the Houston Texans.
In 2011, though, Reed lost two fumbles on returns in a game against the Seattle Seahawks. Reed also tore his anterior cruciate ligament at the end of that season, which began with a one-game suspension after a minor case involving marijuana at his apartment.
Reed, 27, was traded before last season to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for running back Delone Carter. He was later released by the Colts after averaging 24.6 yards per kickoff return with one reception. He was signed by the 49ers in January.
Reed, who caught 81 passes for 1,188 yards as a senior at Utah, is in a tough fight for a roster spot, competing in a deep 49ers receiving corps.
"I'm doing everything in my power to make this team," Reed said. "I keep working every day, working hard to fix whatever I do wrong and keep doing whatever I do good."
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