The Ravens will determine whether to place Ed Reed on the Reserve PUP (physically-unable-to-perform list) on Saturday after having "honest and open conversation" with the Pro Bowl safety on Monday, coach John Harbaugh said.
Reed, who had offseason hip surgery, would miss the first six weeks of the regular season if he is put on the Reserve PUP list. It seems like Reed is pushing to return soon after speaking with Harbaugh, general manager Ozzie Newsome, defensive coordinator Greg Mattison and secondary coach Chuck Pagano on Monday.
"He wants to come back, but he understands the situation, too," Harbaugh said. "There's a lot more that goes into it. We have until Saturday to make a decision and I'm sure we'll take until Saturday to figure that out."
Harbaugh, though, didn't rule out the scenario of Reed playing in the Sept. 13 opener at the New York Jets after sitting out the entire preseason.
"The determining factor is going to be what's best for his career long-term and what's best for him to play at the level he's accustomed to playing," Harbaugh said. "There is no way we're going to rush him back. He's probably the kind of guy who wants to come back as soon as he can. But he's also been in this thing long enough to understand that you got to do it the right way."
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