The NFL confirmed Friday that it has fined the Ravens $20,000 for not following procedures in the reporting of a shoulder injury to safety Ed Reed.
The league had requested film of practice to verify if Reed, who has not been listed for torn cartilage in his shoulder, was injured. The Washington Redskins and Buffalo Bills also were fined recently for mis-reporting injuries of players.
Two weeks ago, Reed admitted he had the injury to a Baltimore radio station and then the following day to assembled media.
While Reed had been listed as having a hamstring strain earlier this season, he never appeared on the team's injury report for his shoulder.
The NFL said in the release: ""All players with significant or noteworthy injuries must be listed on the report, even if the player takes all the reps in practice, and even if the team is certain that he will play in the upcoming game. This is especially true of key players and those players whose injuries have been covered extensively by the media."
Ravens coach John Harbaugh said earlier this week that he wasn't concerned about the inquiry and he didn't expect to face fines for not following procedures.
The result may be Harbaugh taking a cue from New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, who lists all minor nicks and bruises.