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Safety Ed Reed's hip injury has been the topic of a lot of discussions, but there is no need to rush him back into the starting lineup.

The Ravens played well without him last season, and they are doing it again in training camp. Strong safety Dawan Landry is crushing everything within his radar.

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A year ago, the Ravens were hoping that young safeties like Tom Zbikowski and Haruki Nakamura would be adequate replacements and not make mistakes to give up big plays. Now, they are actually making plays. Veteran safety Ken Hamlin gets better every practice as he learns a new defense, and he picked off two passes in practice Saturday.

So, there is no need to rush back Reed. Both sides should just give him the time to heal properly, and then insert him back into the lineup.

The Ravens' real problem continues to be at cornerback. Ravens receivers have performed well in training camp, but that's also because of the poor play from the cornerbacks. It appears the Ravens will have to make a trade to find a corner, preferably with a team in need of a linebacker, receiver, defensive lineman or tight end, areas where the Ravens have a surplus of talent.

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