Report: Ravens explore possibility of adding Jordan Reed
Even with an already-loaded roster at their disposal, the Baltimore Ravens are looking to put on more firepower for the upcoming season. The Ravens are reportedly “looking at” tight end Jordan Reed as they are exploring to add another player in the position.
Josnia Anderson disclosed the developments at the Ravens’ camp on Twitter:
I'm told the #Ravens are still looking at tight ends, and that includes available free agents like Delanie Walker and Jordan Reed to possibly add in camp, per league source.
— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) August 3, 2020
The Ravens still have Pro Bowl tight end Mark Andrews, but recently traded former first-rounder Hayden Hurst to the Atlanta Falcons this offseason.
Reed was a former Florida Gator who played under decorated collegiate coach Urban Meyer from 2009-2012. He finished his college career with a total of 78 receptions for 938 yards and six touchdowns.
He was drafted with the 85th overall pick in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. He successfully improved his game upon landing to the professional ranks as he was named to the 2017 Pro Bowl roster, which was his only career Pro Bowl nomination thus far. He also amassed career numbers of 3,371 receiving yards on 329 receptions and scored 24 receiving touchdowns.
However, the thorn that was regularly on Reed’s side was his history of nagging injuries, and that could impact the Ravens’ potential decision on him. He missed all of last season with a concussion, his seventh head injury dating back to college. He also has dealt with a myriad of other issues, including hamstring and foot problems.
In his seven-year playing career, he has never appeared in all 16 games in a season. Reed hopes to break that streak in the upcoming season as he tries to stay healthy and contribute to the team that will take a chance on him.
The next few weeks will see if the Baltimore Ravens will be that team to give him an opportunity for a bounce-back season.