There is speculation that Ravens safety Ed Reed could miss the first six games of the regular season due to his arduous recovery from hip surgery. Jamison Hensley of the Baltimore Sun writes:
The Pro Bowl safety is almost a certainty to start training camp on PUP. In fact, it would be surprising to see Reed play in the preseason. He recently said he is 35 percent recovered from offseason hip surgery. The most likely scenario is placing Reed on the Reserve PUP at the start of the regular season, which would mean he misses at least the first six weeks.
Reed, who turns 32 in early September, has battled hip and neck pain in recent years. The future Hall of Famer contemplated retirement back in spring. Reed’s iffy status comes as no surprise to the Ravens. As insurance, they signed hard hitting but undisciplined former Cowboys free safety Ken Hamlin.
-- Andy Benoit
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