Baltimore Ravens

David Reed returns to practice, still on physically unable to perform list

Ravens wide receiver-kick returner David Reed returned to practice Monday, coming back from a torn left anterior cruciate ligament suffered last season.

However, Reed remains on the physically unable to perform list.


Reed has a three-week window to either rejoin the active roster or be placed on injured reserve.

Reed recently emphasized that he's able to sprint, cut and run routes.


"I'm right there," Reed told The Baltimore Sun. "I'm really better than ever. Everything is good. Lately, I'm feeling better than ever.  I  feel great. I'm ahead of schedule."

A 2010 fifth-round draft pick, Reed led the NFL by averaging 29.3 yards per kickoff return as a rookie and set a franchise record with a 103-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against the Houston Texans. That record was later trumped by Jacoby Jones' 108-yard kickoff return against the Dallas Cowboys that tied an NFL record for longest return.

However, Reed fumbled three times last season and lost two. He was benched after losing two fumbles against the Seattle Seahawks, later regaining his job.

"I trust it, it's good," Reed said. "I feel like I'm faster than last year. My stride opened up more. I'm stronger in some of the angles of how I run. I'm working on a lot of things I never worked on before in my life.

"I just need to get back used to being on the field with everybody else. I can't wait. Once I get out there, I'll show them."