The Ravens added competition for their third running back job Wednesday, acquiring Delone Carter from the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for wide receiver David Reed.
The Colts picked Carter in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL draft. But after starting three games as a rookie in 2011, Carter's role diminished last year, and he looked to be firmly on Indianapolis' roster bubble this summer with Vick Ballard, Ahmad Bradshaw and Donald Brown ahead of him on the Colts' depth chart.
With Baltimore, he'll compete with Anthony Allen and Bobby Rainey for the third running back job behind Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce.
Reed, a fifth-round pick of the Ravens in 2010, was expected to factor into Baltimore's competition for playing time at wide receiver this summer, but he missed time with a groin injury, and his chances for playing time were significantly lessened when the Ravens signed Brandon Stokley Aug. 11.
Trading Reed leaves LaQuan Williams and rookies Aaron Mellette and Marlon Brown competing for the Ravens' sixth and likely final receiver job, although Baltimore could choose to keep more than one of those players if Deonte Thompson is going to miss extended time with the sprained foot he suffered earlier this summer.

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