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Ravens: Harbaugh expects Ed Reed to report to camp

OWINGS MILLS -- Baltimore Ravens Pro Bowl free safety Ed Reed is expected to report to training camp, according to coach John Harbaugh.

Reed announced last week that he intends to rejoin his teammates after an offseason where he skipped a mandatory minicamp, contemplated retirement and suggested that he might hold out.

Veterans are scheduled to report Wednesday.

"Ed Reed plans on being here," Harbaugh said today after a light practice with rookies, quarterbacks and injured veterans from last season. "I talked with Ed. I had a great conversation and I'm looking forward to seeing him."

Meanwhile, defensive end Pernell McPhee is expected to be activated from the physically unable to perform list.

McPhee underwent arthroscopic knee surgery this spring and was sidelined for offseason practices.

"Just had a little thing he got cleaned up in his knee, nothing major," Harbaugh said. "He had a little personal issue, so he missed about a week of rehab. We're kind of easing him in slow right now, but he should be practicing very, very soon."

Offensive tackle Jah Reid recently aggravated the right calf he strained during a full-team minicamp in June. He's on the PUP list.

"He's working through that," Harbaugh said.

Offensive guard Kelechi Osemele, a second-round draft pick, is on the PUP list to start camp. Osemele has dealt with muscle spasms in his back. He may practice as soon as Wednesday or Thursday and has indicated he passed the conditioning test.

"We're just going to take it easy, just make sure we're OK with that," Harbaugh said. "But he's looking really good. As we go through these couple of days, he should be able to practice very, very soon."

Wide receiver and return specialist David Reed tore his anterior cruciate ligament in his knee last season and remains out.

He's not expected to be able to practice at camp.

"David Reed continues to rehab," Harbaugh said. "David, we're going to take slow. We've got hopes for David Reed but if David Reed gets back for training camp, I think that would be a huge upset although he's actually looking good. But let's just take it slow with an ACL."

Outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw practiced after missing one walkthrough practice when he flunked the conditioning test on the first try before passing on his second shot at the series of timed runs.

Upshaw was removed from the non-football injury list.

Harbaugh saluted Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice, who signed a $40 million contract last week that included a $15 million signing bonus.

"It means we'll have Ray here for a long period of time which is a great thing," Harbaugh said. "Congratulations to Ray. I thought both sides did a great job getting the deal done. Nobody was happier than me, except for Ray. It's just great for everybody."

The Ravens auditioned former Pro Bowl alternate offensive guard Eric Steinbach, but didn't immediately sign him. The Ravens also worked out some outside linebackers, but none were signed.

"It's like we say every year, we're always looking for players, we're always looking to upgrade," Harbaugh said. "If you have an opportunity where good players are available, we're going to try and take a look at them. We're going to try and make the roster better any way we can at any time.

"If we can create even better competition and put more good players in the mix with the kind of financial resources that we have, we always want to do that. Eric Steinbach is a heck of a player. I don't know where we stand, but we're going to look for any good player we can at any time."

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