Ravens safety Ed Reed reported on time to training camp Wednesday, ending months of speculations about his plans for 2012.
He arrived at the team's training facility in Owings Mills in the morning and presumably will hit the practice along with the rest of his veteran teammates for the first time Thursday.
His presence comes after a somewhat confusing offseason in which Reed alternately discussed holding out, retiring and getting a new contract. But he told Comcasts Brent Harris last week that he had planned all along to play in 2012, then seemed to back that up by working out at the Ravens training facility and having a conversation with head coach John Harbaugh.
Ed Reed plans on being here. Talked with Ed, had a great conversation, Harbaugh said Tuesday. Im looking forward to seeing him.
Reed, 33, is entering the last year of the 44 million contract he signed in 2006.
While quarterbacks, rookies and injured veteran players practice Tuesday and Wednesday, and the rest of the teams veterans are reporting Wednesday, with the first full-squad practice set for Thursday.
Harbaugh confirmed that the team worked out former Cleveland Browns guard Eric Steinbach Tuesday.
We had some outside (line)backers in here, too, Harbaugh added, breaking some news by revealing that the team is also considering adding players at that position.
When weve got an opportunity where good players are available, were going to take a look at them and try to make the roster better anyway we can, at any time, Harbaugh said. If we can create better competition with more good players in the mix, with the resources we have, we always want to do that. Eric Steinbach is a heck of a player. I dont know where we stand (on possibly signing him) but were going to look for any good player we can.
Steinbach, 32, sat out the 2011 season after undergoing back surgery and is attempting to prove that he is healthy. He was a mainstay on the Browns line from 2003 through 2010 and, if healthy, would compete with Bobbie Williams for the starting left guard spot vacated by Ben Grubbs.
Harbaugh did not reveal the names of the outside linebackers the team worked out.
Harbaugh normally doesnt care to discuss injuries, but he was forthcoming on the subject Tuesday, breaking down the situations of the four players the team has placed on the preseason physically unable to perform (PUP) list.
Second-year offensive lineman Jah Reid is dealing with a calf strain that he aggravated two weeks ago.
Rookie offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele experienced muscle spasms in his back during minicamp last month but should be cleared to practice later this week, Harbaugh said.
Second-year defensive end Pernell McPhee underwent minor knee surgery and missed a week of rehab dealing with a personal issue.
As for third-year receiverreturner David Reed, who is coming back from a torn ACL, Harbaugh said, He continues to rehab. Were going to take it slow. He tore his ACL mid-to-late last season. If David Reed gets back in training camp, that would be a huge upset although hes actually looking good. Were just take it slow with an ACL.