An already-crowded corps of wide receivers will become even more bloated after the Ravens announced on Monday that David Reed has passed his physical and will be activated from the physically-unable-to-perform list.
Reed hasn't practiced since training camp opened at the team's practice facility in Owings Mills on July 28. It's universally known that Reed, who has been on the physically-unable-to-perform list due to a wrist injury, has been passed by rookies Torrey Smith and Tandon Doss on the team's depth chart.
Last week, Reed wore a large bag of ice around his left wrist. In December, Reed tore a ligament in that wrist. It's unclear whether that injury has lingered until now, and Reed has not been made available to the media.Reed, a fifth-round pick last year, did not catch a pass last season, but the former University of Utah standout led the NFL by averaging 29.3 yards and posted a franchise-record 103-yard kick return for a touchdown in a 34-28 overtime win against the Houston Texans on Dec. 13.
Reed joins a wide receiving group headed by starters Anquan Boldin and Lee Evans and includes Justin Harper, Marcus Smith, James Hardy, Brandon Jones and rookies Smith, Doss and LaQuan Williams.
Reed figures to remain a fixture on the roster due to his prowess on kick returns, but if he can make some strides as a route-runner and receiver, the team might be willing to part with one of those receivers to reserve a roster spot elsewhere.