Gene Sweeney Jr. / Baltimore Sun
December 2, 2012
GS: 0 | GP: 5 | Snaps: 167
Season in review: When training camp opened, Reed was still recovering from the torn ACL he suffered late in the 2011 season. He started the season on the PUP list and returned to action in December. His return helped out a special teams unit that was depleted some due to injuries to starters. Reed also made his first NFL catch in a Week 15 loss. In five regular-season games, he had five catches for 66 yards.
Signature moment: In the third quarter of a lopsided loss to the Denver Broncos, Reed caught a pass from quarterback Joe Flacco for a 12-yard gain. It was an insignificant play in that game, but a huge one for Reed, a former 2010 fifth-round pick who had finally made his first career catch in his third NFL season.
Stat that stands out: six -- special teams tackles in eight games for Reed, according to Pro Football Focus.
Pro Football Focus grade: 0.0 overall | 0.0 as a receiver | -1.0 on special teams.
Outlook for 2013 and beyond: The Ravens brought back Reed, who was a restricted free agent, with a two-year, $2.5 million contract. He will be in the battle during training camp to replace Anquan Boldin's snaps. Reed can also secure a roster spot on special teams. He may not be a popular player amongst the fans after fumbling twice in an ugly loss in Seattle in 2011, but the team feels he can be a very good special teams player.