The Ravens added depth at running back 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 on the roster bubble this summer with Vick Ballard, Ahmad Bradshaw and Donald Brown ahead of him.
With Baltimore, he'll compete with Anthony Allen and Bobby Rainey for the third spot behind Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce, although he clearly appears to be the favorite.
Reed, a fifth-round pick in 2010, was expected to factor into the wide receiver competition, but he missed time with a groin injury, and his chances for playing time were lessened when the Ravens signed Brandon Stokley.
The trade leaves LaQuan Williams, Aaron Mellette and Marlon Brown competing for the Ravens' sixth receiver job, although they could keep more than one of those players if Deonte Thompson is going to miss extended time with the sprained foot he suffered.